UT Health RGV pediatrician, board-certified lactation consultant, talks benefits of breastfeeding

Thursday, August 18, 2022 — August is National Breastfeeding Month, an observance designed to spread awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding and how important it can be to a child's health.

UT Health RGV Student Health accreditation renewed by AAAHC

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 — UT Health RGV Student Health, which helps meet the medical needs of UTRGV students free of charge, has been for renewed for accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

UTRGV Upward Bound Program receives more than $16M in federal grants

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 — The UTRGV Upward Bound Program recently was awarded $16 million in grants to help more than 600 high school students from across the Rio Grande Valley earn a college degree.

Villalobos recognized on UTRGV campus by Congressman Vicente Gonzalez for 2020 national award

Friday, August 12, 2022 — Dr. Cristina Villalobos, a Myles and Sylvia Aaronson Endowed professor in the UTRGV School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, associate dean for the College of Sciences and founding director of the Center of Excellence in STEM Education, ...

UT Health RGV encourages men to get annual checkups, be more physically active

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 — UT Health RGV physicians encourage men in the community to become proactive in their health and schedule checkups.

UTRGV SOM employee selected as first Johns Hopkins-Bloomberg Fellow from the Valley

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 — UTRGV School of Medicine program coordinator Ivette Chavarria Torres has been selected as a Bloomberg Fellow, and will receive a grant to cover the costs of completing a Master of Public Health degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of ...

UTRGV establishes Center for Equity in Engineering for fall 2022

Tuesday, August 09, 2022 — UTRGV has been awarded a $1,199,998 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the Center for Equity in Engineering: Engage, Educate, Enrich (CEE-E3).

MOVING FORWARD: UTRGV offers Graduate School incentives for Fall 2022

Monday, August 08, 2022 — UTRGV is helping graduate students stay on track this fall with several special financial incentives.

UTRGV social work professor wins award at Society for Prevention Research conference

Wednesday, August 03, 2022 — Dr. Tamara Al Rawwad, an assistant professor in the UTRGV School of Social Work, recently earned the Abstract of Distinction Award for a collaborative research paper that investigated how community-clinic networks may help increase the preventive ...

Inaugural cohort seated for UTRGV School of Podiatric Medicine

Wednesday, August 03, 2022 — UTRGV’s School of Podiatric Medicine – the first in Texas and one of only 10 in the country – is welcoming its very first cohort of 27 students, five of them from the Rio Grande Valley.

UTRGV, City of Brownsville, Museum of Fine Arts hosting special Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit on farmworker Huerta

Tuesday, August 02, 2022 — A special Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit, “DOLORES HUERTA: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos,” will be on display at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts through Oct. 1.

UTRGV Lecturer awarded NIH grant

Thursday, July 28, 2022 — Jia researching interaction between animal toxins and human nervous system cell receptors

UTRGV MSA alum participating in two-year National Institutes of Health fellowship

Thursday, July 28, 2022 — An alum from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is making the most of a gap year.

Civil engineering team wins national GeoWall competition

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 — Sacrificing weekends and holiday breaks paid off for UTRGV’s Civil Engineering GeoWall Team, which brought home a national win this spring from the American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute GeoChallenge competition.

UTRGV researcher developing AI to identify brain tumors

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 — The likelihood of developing a cancerous brain tumor in your lifetime is less than one percent, but if you did, you would rely heavily on your doctor’s ability to identify the mass from MRI scans.

UTRGV and RGV Partnership Foundation to provide local businesses with free digital literacy trainings

Monday, July 25, 2022 — UTRGV is teaming up with the RGV Partnership Foundation to conduct free digital literacy trainings for regional businesses, starting in mid-August.

UT Health RGV dermatologist urges protection from sun, harmful UV rays

Friday, July 22, 2022 — As the sun shines down on us, so do its ultraviolet rays. This month, Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month, highlights the importance of keeping safe from UV exposure and reminds the community to stay protected from the sun’s potentially ...

Deadline looms for application to UTRGV School of Podiatric Medicine

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 — The extended deadline to apply to the UTRGV School of Podiatric Medicine closes on July 27, 2022, for admission to the inaugural, 2022 cohort.

UTRGV awarded $2.3 million federal grant to continue College Assistance Migrant Program

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 — UTRGV’s College Assistance Migrant Program has been awarded $2.3 million in federal funding to recruit and enroll 45 eligible migrant seasonal farmworker (MSFW) students who are engaged, or whose parents are engaged, in migrant and other ...

USDA selects UTRGV’s Pereira as 2022 E. Kika De La Garza Science Fellow

Monday, July 18, 2022 — Dr. Engil Isadora Pereira, assistant professor in the UTRGV School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences, has been selected to participate in the 2022 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship program.

UTRGV’s School of Accountancy director receives TXCPA Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 — Dr. Giorgio Gotti, UTRGV accounting professor and director of the UTRGV Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship School of Accountancy, recently received the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Accounting ...

UTRGV named top college by Money Magazine

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 — Another reputable national publication has singled out UTRGV for the value it provides students.

UTRGV senior mass comm major directs music video for local pop-punk band

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 — Most people probably cram for exams or focus on putting the finishing touches on projects. But not everyone can work with a pop-punk band to direct their first official music video.

Heroes-in-training take over Team Mario’s summer camp at UTRGV

Monday, July 11, 2022 — “You wanna save the world, then you’re gonna save the world.”

Pell Grant turns 50

Monday, July 11, 2022 — It has been 50 years since the Pell Grant program was created to help expand college access to students who otherwise may not have been able to afford pursuing a higher education.

WHITE HOUSE: Dr. Juliet V. García presented with The Presidential Medal of Freedom

Thursday, July 07, 2022 — Dr. Juliet V. García, former longtime president of The University of Texas at Brownsville, was one of 17 distinguished Americans presented with the nation’s highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, on Thursday, July ...

Honored to Serve: U.S. Airman receives white coat on Fourth of July weekend

Saturday, July 02, 2022 — For Jose Victor Delgado, a Rio Grande Valley native and Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, the Fourth of July has special meaning this year as he and 117 UTRGV School of Medicine students received their white coats on Saturday.

Uncovered Spaces, exhibition centered on female and LGBTQIA+ artists

Thursday, June 30, 2022 — Uncovered Spaces communicates a welcoming message that the UTRGV Center for Latin American Arts (CLAA) supports the LGBTQIA+ community and the inclusion of all voices.

UTRGV names senior vice president for Research and dean of the Graduate College

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced today the appointment of Dr. Can (pronounced John) Saygin as the new senior vice president for Research and dean of the Graduate College, effective Aug. 1, 2022.

UTRGV names inaugural dean of School of Podiatric Medicine

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 — Dr. Javier La Fontaine has been appointed the inaugural dean of the UTRGV School of Podiatric Medicine (SOPM), effective July 1, 2022.

Drs. Subram and Elizabeth Krishnan establish scholarship for outstanding fourth-year medical students

Monday, June 27, 2022 — For 40 years, Drs. Subram and Elizabeth Krishnan have provided compassionate patient care and community service to the Rio Grande Valley.

Ingredients for Memorias Culinarias: Love for the Spanish language and food memories

Thursday, June 23, 2022 — You know how, when you take a bite of a sabroso pork tamal or smell garlic and onion sizzling on the stove, you close your eyes and remember your mom and tías gathered in the kitchen, cooking up a storm?

UTRGV Center for Innovation & Commercialization announces second annual Startup Resource Expo

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Center for Innovation & Commercialization will hold its second annual Startup Resource Expo Thursday, June 23, in Weslaco.

UTRGV nursing student selected as student rep to ApplyTexas Advisory Committee

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 — Priscilla Garza, a UTRGV junior and School of Nursing major, was selected as the new ApplyTexas Advisory Committee student representative. She is the first UTRGV student selected for the position.

UTRGV ‘ALL IN’ for College Student Voting

Thursday, June 16, 2022 — UTRGV recently accomplished an All IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national initiative committed to engaging higher education institutions in the democratic process by encouraging students to vote.

Juneteenth resources readily available at UTRGV Library

Thursday, June 16, 2022 — On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed in Galveston, Texas with news the Civil War had ended, also marking the end of slavery in the country.

UTRGV granted candidacy for state’s first School of Podiatric Medicine

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 — UTRGV is now the first university in the Texas – and one of only 10 in the nation – ready to prepare and graduate Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM).

UTRGV medical student advocates for LGBTQIA+ Health

Monday, June 13, 2022 — Third-year UTRGV med student Isha Mittal is the most recent recipient of the U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award.

UTRGV hosts summer camps for all ages

Wednesday, June 08, 2022 — Looking for the perfect camps this summer for your kiddos? UTRGV, has you covered.

UTRGV researchers awarded grant to study motor recovery in stroke survivors

Thursday, June 02, 2022 — Dr. Michael R. Dobbs, professor and chair of the Department of Neurology in the UTRGV School of Medicine, has been awarded a $443,963 grant to research the motor recovery, along with the brain and spine degeneration, of 30 stroke survivors over ...

Experiential learning remains at heart of UTRGV Campus Food Security Initiative

Wednesday, June 01, 2022 — UTRGV launched its Campus Food Security Initiative (CFSI) in April 2020, during the height of COVID-19 lockdowns. The main goal was to address systemic issues, like food insecurity, on college campuses. And, in addition to helping feed the ...

ASLI program graduates ready to contribute to deaf community

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 — Seven students comprising the first cohort to graduate from UTRGV’s American Sign Language Interpretation (ASLI) Bachelor of Science degree program are poised to join a limited, in-demand group of interpreters in the Rio Grande Valley.

UT Health RGV urges women to get annual health and wellness check-ups

Friday, May 20, 2022 — Every year during May, for Women's Health Month, reminders go out to women to prioritize their health and well-being.

First-year UTRGV med student aims to make a difference in mental health

Thursday, May 19, 2022 — Valley native Lesley Chapa didn’t always want to be a doctor – until she had a chance to shadow an internal medicine physician from McAllen during her undergrad studies.

UTRGV Engineering Technology Program signs MOU with Catholic Diocese for solar panel project

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 — Glinting in the sun across South Texas, solar panels have made a push into the region touting cleaner and more affordable energy.

UTRGV and STC gain new grant to enhance visibility of agriculture careers

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, in partnership with South Texas College, has received a $750,000 grant to train students in agriculture careers and to create a pathway between the two institutions.

Former UTRGV medical school graduate, Valley native, reflects on learning experiences

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 — Just one year ago, Dr. Patrick Ojeaga was a medical student at the UTRGV School of Medicine, anxiously waiting to know what residency program he would match.

GRADUATION DAY Spring graduates earn degrees at UTRGV 2022 Commencement ceremonies

Saturday, May 14, 2022 — The big day finally arrived for more than 2,400 UTRGV graduates, who celebrated earning their degrees on the second day of the university’s Spring 2022 Commencement.

UTRGV faculty offering training in deaf culture for first-responders

Friday, May 13, 2022 — Starting May 16, 2022, UTRGV faculty will be providing a free, six-week training in American Sign Language (ASL) to first-responders from Brownsville, Edinburg and McAllen at the municipal police departments.

UTRGV hosts Brownsville outdoor commencement at University Library

Friday, May 13, 2022 — UTRGV hosted two commencement ceremonies on the Brownsville Campus, for the first time on the lawn outside the University Library with spring greenery as a backdrop.

Unstoppable: Grad student by day, rockin’ DJ by night

Friday, May 13, 2022 — When 26-year-old Alvaro Ayala walks across the UTRGV commencement stage May 14, he’ll be using a cane – a device that in no way limited his educational achievements, as doctors had predicted early in his life.

UTRGV mass comm grad, boxing champ, ready to graduate

Friday, May 13, 2022 — Noe Mendoza Jr., a UTRGV Master of Arts in Communication student, said that once he completed his final presentation and spoke with faculty, one phrase was playing in the back of his mind: “This is it for me as a student. I’m going to ...

First-gen college student, former UTRGV Bell Ringer, celebrates earning her master's degree graduation weekend

Thursday, May 12, 2022 — Donna native Olga Campos does not regret any of the decisions she has made to get to where she is today. Everything has led to this: first-generation college student, wife, and mother to a 10-year-old boy.

Ten faculty named recipients of UTRGV Faculty Excellence Awards

Thursday, May 12, 2022 — Ten faculty members have been named recipients of the 2021-2022 UTRGV Faculty Excellence Awards.

On the Right Track: UTRGV professor, students, license patent for innovative railcar inventions

Thursday, May 12, 2022 — UTRGV professor Dr. Constantine M. Tarawneh and several generations of student collaborators have invented and licensed the patent for a railroad industry improvement with the potential to become the global safety standard.

PUZZLE SOLVED UTRGV BMED student’s journey traverses winding path from soccer to medical school

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 — Sometimes, the pieces just fall into place.

UTRGV ranks among nation’s top 10 schools for Hispanics in STEM careers

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 — UTRGV has been included in The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine’s first-ever list of the top 10 schools in the country for Hispanics/Latinos in STEM careers.

‘I finally made it to the end’ Former UTRGV SGA president Tori Lozano set to graduate Friday

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 — Overcoming a traumatic life event can sometimes change people for the worse.

Nursing professor to earn her fifth college degree … at 87

Monday, May 09, 2022 — Dr. Eloisa G.Tamez proves you are never too old to learn.

UTRGV School of Medicine’s Class of 2022 celebrates commencement

Saturday, May 07, 2022 — Shortly after midday Saturday, May 7, the UTRGV School of Medicine’s Class of 2022 celebrated commencement at the Region One Education Service Center in Edinburg.

UTRGV Theatre visits local schools with touring show

Thursday, May 05, 2022 — Trolls, caves and jackalopes – oh, my!

Alum shares how UTRGV helped shape his career path

Thursday, May 05, 2022 — Carlos Cantu, a UTRGV engineering alum and native of Rio Bravo, Tamps., Mexico, who grew up in McAllen, said the UTRGV College of Engineering and Computer Science influenced his career and helped shape the person he is today.

UTRGV students garner 90 awards at local, regional advertising competitions

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 — UTRGV students logged big wins in American Advertising Federation competitions this year at both the local and regional levels, with 90 awards.

UTRGV Student Media, Gallery Magazine bring home 53 TIPA awards

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 — UTRGV Student Media and UTRGV’s Gallery Magazine brought home a total of 53 wins at the 2022 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention.

UTRGV establishes MOU with UT System Center in Laredo

Thursday, April 28, 2022 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and The University of Texas System Education and Research Center at Laredo (UT Center at Laredo) have announced an expansion of a collaboration to offer degrees in social work.

UTRGV inaugurates 2022-2023 Student Government Association officers and senators

Thursday, April 28, 2022 — A new administration has taken office at UTRGV as the newest Student Government Association (SGA) leadership.

UTRGV Theatre Department presents ‘Red’ on April 29

Monday, April 25, 2022 — The UTRGV Theatre Department is going from Shakespearean tragedy to contemporary tragedy, following up their production of “Coriolanus” in March with Tony award-winning play “Red” by John Logan.

UTRGV SEEMS get Brownsville Campus buzzing about pollinators

Friday, April 22, 2022 — Have you ever looked in your yard and wondered, what purpose does this tree have?

Graduate student encourages fellow Vaqueros to make the most of internship opportunities

Friday, April 22, 2022 — Can you imagine having not one, but five – yes, five – internship opportunities?

Parwinder Grewal named inaugural president of Vermont State University

Monday, April 18, 2022 — The Board of Trustees of the Vermont State Colleges System announced Monday that Dr. Parwinder Grewal has accepted the position of inaugural president at Vermont State University (VSU), effective July 1, 2022.

UTRGV’s Linda Nelson one of seven national ‘Nexstar Woman of the Year’ finalists

Friday, April 15, 2022 — KVEO-TV, a Nexstar Media Inc. television station airing in the Valley on Channel 23, has chosen UTRGV’s Dr. Linda Nelson as its top “Remarkable Woman of the Year 2022.”

UTRGV named Institutional Catalyst of the Year by Teach for America Rio Grande Valley

Thursday, April 14, 2022 — UTRGV was honored as the region’s Institutional Catalyst of the Year during the Teach for America Rio Grande Valley Honor Roll Gala on Friday, April 8, at Quinta Mazatlán in McAllen.

UTRGV’s House of Fashion student club hosts its first style event

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 — Ready to talk fashion? Members of UTRGV House of Fashion, the university’s student club for fellow enthusiasts, are more than happy to talk style -- and sustainable fashion choices.

UTRGV Enactus and faculty advisor earn national SBAA Societal Impact Award

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 — The mission of UTRGV’s Enactus chapter is to help make lasting, positive impacts in the community – a mission that has been heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UTRGV I-DREAM4D hosts national manufacturing expo for middle, high school students

Friday, April 08, 2022 — Dozens of students filled the UTRGV Performing Arts Center on the Edinburg Campus this week to learn about the endless possibilities of manufacturing engineering.

AACSB’s Innovations That Inspire initiative recognizes UTRGV Enactus Chapter

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 — AACSB International (AACSB) announced UTRGV’s Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship among 24 business schools highlighted in its Innovations That Inspire member spotlight program.

UTRGV Center for Mexican American Studies hosts Literary Landmark unveiling in honor of Gloria Anzaldúa

Monday, April 04, 2022 — El Retorno Al Valle: Literary Landmark Unveiling and Symposium honoring Gloria Anzaldúa was held at her alma mater, UTRGV, on Monday, March 28, on the Edinburg Campus.

UTRGV professors awarded NSF grant to offer Research Experiences for Undergraduates program

Friday, April 01, 2022 — Two professors in the UTRGV School of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences have been awarded a $324,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a program on Applied Mathematics and Computational and Data Science designed to help ...

UTRGV Chess Team hosts first women-only collegiate chess tournament to support women in the sport

Friday, April 01, 2022 — The UTRGV Chess Team wants to elevate women in the chess world, so on Sunday, March 27, it hosted the second annual Shining Chess Jewels Top Four Tournament.

Third Way: UTRGV ranks fourth in country for students’ economic mobility

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 — UTRGV was recently ranked fourth nationally among the Top 10 schools that offer the most economic mobility for their students.

UTRGV medical student headed to Harvard Med

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 — In honor of National Doctors’ Day 2022 – marked on March 30 this year – a UTRGV School of Medicine fourth-year med student, Adriana Saavedra-Simmons, shared her own journey to becoming a doctor and her plans for giving back to ...

UTRGV I-DREAM4D to host National Manufacturing Exhibition

Monday, March 28, 2022 — UTRGV I-DREAM4D Consortium is hosting its first National Manufacturing Exhibition in Edinburg on April 7 and 8.

UT Health RGV's Gomez talks about neurology for Multiple Sclerosis Month

Monday, March 28, 2022 — March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, so to bring awareness to the neuroinflammatory disorder, UT Health RGV neurologist Dr. Francisco Pascual Gomez will discuss MS and efforts to provide services for the Valley and beyond.

UTRGV announces ION’s Salloum as the Sujata G. Krishnan Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

Friday, March 25, 2022 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has announced the appointment of Dr. Ihsan Salloum as the endowed chair in the Institute of Neuroscience benefiting the UTRGV School of Medicine.

UTRGV Distinguished Speaker Series hosts ‘An Evening with Eduardo Chavez’

Friday, March 25, 2022 — Eduardo Chavez, director, speaker, podcast host and grandson of legendary civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, will be on the UTRGV Brownsville Campus on Tuesday, March 29, as part of the university’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

UTRGV Theatre presents ‘Coriolanus’ set to open Friday

Thursday, March 24, 2022 — Politics, violence, ambition, revenge – just part of a normal day for Shakespeare.

UTRGV Center for Mexican American Studies invites community to honor Gloria Anzaldua on March 28

Thursday, March 24, 2022 — El Retorno Al Valle: Literary Landmark Unveiling and Symposium honoring Gloria Anzaldua will be held at her alma mater, UTRGV, on the Edinburg Campus, on Monday, March 28.

UTRGV partners with two area school districts to establish Collegiate High Schools

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 — Two Rio Grande Valley school districts today signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with UTRGV in support of the development and implementation of Collegiate High Schools.

Uncovered Spaces, exhibition centered on female and LGBTQIA+ artists, opening in McAllen

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 — Uncovered Spaces, an exhibition and event series centered on female artists and LGBTQIA+ artists exploring the social structures that mediate everyday experiences, will be hosted by the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) from March ...

UTRGV RCVCOBE partners with Kemper Foundation, introduces new Kemper Scholars Program

Monday, March 21, 2022 — UTRGV is one of 10 universities in the country selected by the Kemper Foundation as a partner in the Kemper Scholars Program, which helps support potential, diverse students who demonstrate financial need and interest in a career in business.

UTRGV fourth-year medical students celebrate Match Day 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022 — The UTRGV School of Medicine's Class of 2022 celebrated its annual Match Day on Friday, March 18, with 51 medical students who applied to residency programs across the United States.

IMAS and UTRGV CLAA collaborate for exhibition, workshops centered on female and LGBTQIA+ artists

Thursday, March 17, 2022 — Uncovered Spaces, an exhibition and event series centered on female artists and LGBTQIA+ artists exploring the social structures that mediate everyday experiences, will be hosted by the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) from March ...

UTRGV researcher investigating Alzheimer’s in Valley’s elders

Friday, March 11, 2022 — In deep South Texas, where two counties have the highest rate of Alzheimer’s Disease in the country, Dr. Gladys Maestre’s research on the brain is motivated by the Hispanic population’s focus on its elders – and their ...

UT System Regents, Chancellor deliver on ‘Promise’ to provide tuition relief to UTRGV students

Thursday, March 10, 2022 — As part of its continued commitment to support The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its remarkable rise as a major Hispanic-serving University, the UT System Board of Regents recently created a new $300 million endowment to reduce the ...

UTRGV commemorates International Women’s Day with luncheon in Brownsville

Wednesday, March 09, 2022 — March is Women’s History Month, and UTRGV on Tuesday celebrated International Women’s Day on the Brownsville Campus with a special luncheon.

UTRGV School of Music, Quinta Mazatlán partner for free music series

Wednesday, March 09, 2022 — The public is invited to enjoy great music and the great outdoors at “Music in the Park: A Festival of Music and Nature in the Rio Grande Valley,” a free concert series established through a collaboration between the UTRGV School of ...

UTRGV School of Medicine awarded grant to address mental health in physicians

Monday, March 07, 2022 — You go to the doctor to get your check-up, but have you ever thought, “Who checks up on my doctor?”

UTRGV conference to address COVID-19 and Latino behavioral health challenges

Friday, March 04, 2022 — The UTRGV School of Social Work is cohosting a special conference – “Latino Behavioral Health Disparities in the COVID-19 Era: Strengthening Our Communities as We Move Forward” – from March 7-8.

High schoolers test knowledge, learn about neurology, at second UTRGV Brain Bee

Thursday, March 03, 2022 — It wasn’t your average Saturday morning. Destiny Salinas, a junior from La Joya Juarez Lincoln High School in Mission, was busy cramming her own brain with information about the brain – not for an exam, but for a competition.

UTRGV recognized for 40 top-ranking online degree programs for 2022

Wednesday, March 02, 2022 — UTRGV has been recognized for 40 top-ranked online degree programs for 2022 by online magazine Intelligent.com.

UTRGV film student wins two awards for documentary short

Friday, February 25, 2022 — UTRGV student Brenda Patricia Garza has garnered two awards for a documentary short film based on her husband’s experiences as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent.

UTRGV to host webinar on importance of creating Special Needs Shelters

Friday, February 25, 2022 — The Disaster Studies program at UTRGV is hosting a webinar advocating for Special Needs Shelters in the area’s disaster preparedness planning.

UTRGV student wins $25,000 college grant from Bimbo USA

Friday, February 25, 2022 — Listen to your mother, because that could win you $25,000. Just ask UTRGV student Mario Valadez, who took his mother’s advice and now is one of four Bimbo USA College Grant Sweepstakes grand prize winners

Federal EDA official visits eBridge Center and Brownsville Campus

Thursday, February 24, 2022 — The collaborative eBridge Center for Business and Commercialization at UTRGV had a special visit from Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Alejandra Y. Castillo, U.S. Economic Development Administration.

UTRGV SEEMS faculty member published in high-impact journal, Science

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 — Dr. Rafael Almeida, a new assistant professor in the School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences at UTRGV, has research interests that hit close to home in the Rio Grande Valley – specifically, sustainability and freshwater ecology.

UTRGV home to doctoral program in Occupational Therapy

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 — The UTRGV Department of Occupational Therapy has transitioned its master’s program into a doctoral program.

‘Energy & U’ movie premiere garners 100 invitees, will stream during UTRGV’s E-Week

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 — A red-carpet premiere of “Energy & U,” a collaborative film that includes chemical demonstrations and natural connections between energy and STEM education, was held Thursday night in the Student Union Theatre on the Edinburg campus.

UTRGV welcomes first students working toward doctorate in Physics

Monday, February 21, 2022 — Eight UTRGV students are making history as the first to be accepted to the new Ph.D. program in physics at UTRGV.

UTRGV receives $1 million to help enhance campus life

Friday, February 18, 2022 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced Friday that the UTRGV Foundation is allocating $1 million to the university to help support campus life initiatives that were approved last year by a student referendum.

UTRGV educational technologists, grads, rise to quarantine’s challenges

Thursday, February 17, 2022 — Nearly two years ago, when COVID-19 made its way to the United States, we had to put our everyday lives on pause – including education.

“Recuérdame / Remember Me” UTRGV RCVCOBE hosts event in remembrance of assistant professor Dr. Elena Quercioli

Monday, February 14, 2022 — A poignant smile blossoms across Martha Lovett’s face as she remembers her colleague, Dr. Elena Quercioli.

UTRGV participating in Grow with Google to enhance digital training skills for students

Monday, February 14, 2022 — UTRGV is one of more than 20 institutions of higher education to participate in the Grow with Google Career Readiness Program’s new expansion to better reach Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

UTRGV awarded $1 million to enhance Physician Assistant training for mental health, substance abuse resources to Webb County

Monday, February 14, 2022 — Frank Ambriz and his students in the UTRGV physician assistant program know that, in medically underserved regions like the Rio Grande Valley, being prepared for some patients’ needs can be a challenge.

UTRGV wins international chess tournament, earns training session with world champion Garry Kasparov

Friday, February 11, 2022 — The UTRGV Chess Team has won the Second Annual Kasparov Chess Foundation University Cup for the second year in a row.

UTRGV Ballet Folklórico presents Alegría 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's Ballet Folklórico presents its annual concert series, Alegría 2022, with six shows at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg.

UTRGV Racelis sole Texan appointed to national USDA subcommittee

Thursday, February 10, 2022 — Dr. Alexis Racelis, associate professor in the UTRGV School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences and director of Agroecology and Resilient Food Systems Program, has been appointed to the inaugural Agriculture Subcommittee of the U.S. ...

MTNA names UTRGV Collegiate Chapter of the Year

Monday, February 07, 2022 — The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) has named four UTRGV piano students co-recipients for their project, “Creating Your Own Method Book: A Blueprint for Aspiring Young Pedagogues.”

UTRGV’s Jamal one of just 7 women in country heading ENT department

Thursday, February 03, 2022 — Dr. Nausheen Jamal, chair of the UTRGV School of Medicine’s department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, admits she wasn’t always a leader.

UTRGV legacy alumna receives Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching Award

Wednesday, February 02, 2022 — UTRGV legacy alumna Cynthia Rios, who has taught English Language Arts at Faulk Middle School in Brownsville since 2018, has been named a 2021 Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching Awardee.

UTRGV School of Medicine receives grant to meet healthcare needs of border residents

Tuesday, February 01, 2022 — The UTRGV School of Medicine has been awarded a grant to help meet the healthcare needs of Hispanic communities on the South Texas border.

UTRGV, City of Pharr, PSJA celebrate ribbon-cutting of new Natatorium in Pharr

Monday, January 31, 2022 — UTRGV, in partnership with the City of Pharr and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District, on Jan. 29 celebrated the opening of a natatorium designed to benefit the entire community with its state-of-the-art facilities.

UTRGV offers new vaccine incentive for employees

Friday, January 28, 2022 — UTRGV employees who have received the COVID-19 vaccine booster/third dose are eligible to receive $100 or a UTRGV swag pack (valued at $100) through a new employee vaccine incentive.

‘It felt like I was coming home’ UTRGV legacy alumna joins RCVCOBE’s marketing faculty

Friday, January 28, 2022 — While she was teaching from coast-to-coast, Sunaina Chugani Marquez, Ph.D., now an assistant professor of marketing in UTRGV’s Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship, picked up a range of lessons to integrate into her ...

UTRGV’s Big Idea Competition supports local entrepreneurial spirit

Friday, January 28, 2022 — The second annual Big Idea Competition, hosted by the UTRGV Center for Innovation and Commercialization (CIC), brought together students, staff, faculty, alumni and the Valley community to pitch innovative startup ideas to a panel of judges in a ...

UT Health RGV doctors urging awareness, check-ups

Thursday, January 27, 2022 — Research and data show that early detection of conditions caused by the thyroid gland can be imperative, as those conditions can worsen slowly over time.

Rapper and actor Common to headline UTRGV’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Feb. 1

Thursday, January 27, 2022 — Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, actor and activist, Common, will be the next speaker for the UTRGV Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

UTRGV gives students another boost

Friday, January 21, 2022 — UTRGV Spring 2022 students who have received the COVID-19 vaccine booster/third dose are eligible to receive $100 through a new vaccine incentive.

UTRGV campus and off-campus facilities to delay opening tomorrow

Thursday, January 20, 2022 — Due to inclement winter weather forecasted by the National Weather Service (NWS), all UTRGV campus and off-campus facilities will delay opening until 10 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, January 21).

UT Health RGV drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites closed through weekend due to weather

Thursday, January 20, 2022 — Due to the predicted severe weather, all of UT Health RGV’s COVID drive-thru testing sites will be closed tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 21, through the weekend, and will reopen on Monday as scheduled.

UT Health RGV’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing site open tomorrow in Brownsville

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 — The UT Health RGV drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Brownsville will be open again Thursday, Jan. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UTRGV Brownsville Campus Parking Lot B4, next to the UTRGV Police Department.

Researcher at UTRGV investigating connection between diabetes, COVID-19 and tuberculosis

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 — At UTRGV, Dr. Blanca I. Restrepo, Ph.D., is researching how tuberculosis in South Texas and adjacent border communities – where the disease itself and underlying conditions like diabetes are endemic – are complicated by COVID-19.

RGV x Art for Change 2022 exhibit showcases UTRGV student, community artwork

Friday, January 14, 2022 — The UTRGV Center for Latin American Arts (CLAA) and the College of Fine Arts are inviting student and community artists to submit their artwork for the inaugural RGV x Art for Change 2022 Exhibition, which opens Feb. 1.

UTRGV researcher investigating how pandemics spread

Thursday, January 13, 2022 — What can an intestinal tissue sample of a Philadelphia sailor who died of cholera in 1848 teach us about the current COVID-19 pandemic?

UT Health RGV expands COVID-19 testing sites to Harlingen and Brownsville

Monday, January 10, 2022 — UT Health RGV, clinical arm of the UTRGV School of Medicine, will conduct two drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in Cameron County.

UT Health RGV expands COVID-19 testing sites, vaccine clinics

Friday, January 07, 2022 — This Saturday, UT Health RGV, clinical arm of the UTRGV School of Medicine, will host a COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic at the men’s basketball game against New Mexico State, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the UTRGV Fieldhouse on the Edinburg Campus.

UTRGV to conduct temporary remote, online classes as Omicron precaution

Friday, January 07, 2022 — The emergence and rapid spread of the Omicron variant is once again forcing many institutions to adjust operations.

UTRGV awarded $625,000 mental health training grant

Thursday, January 06, 2022 — A group of UTRGV professors have been awarded a five-year, $625,000 mental health awareness training grant to help with a project called Bridging the Way.

UT Health RGV opening COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Edinburg

Monday, January 03, 2022 — Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4, UT Health RGV, clinical arm of the UTRGV School of Medicine, will have a drive-thru COVID-19 testing location in Edinburg.

UTRGV School of Medicine’s free telehealth mental health program expands to nine school districts

Thursday, December 30, 2021 — For Dr. Alcides Amador, the challenges of accessing mental healthcare in the Rio Grande Valley hit close to home.

UTRGV receives $1.5M federal NSF grant to boost math and science students’ education

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 — The National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education has awarded UTRGV a $1.5 million grant to support a growing need for well-educated scientists, mathematicians, engineers and technicians.

UTRGV’s Year in Review

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 — Despite the ongoing challenges the COVID-19 pandemic continued to bring into 2021, UTRGV was able to persevere and move forward with its commitments to students.

UTRGV home to new doctorate degree in School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 — UTRGV now offers a doctorate in Mathematics and Statistics with Interdisciplinary Applications in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and is designed to provide a strong mathematics and statistics background that supports intense ...

UTRGV’s women faculty attend WISE meeting, hear empowerment message

Monday, December 27, 2021 — Faculty and students in the UTRGV College of Sciences were able to attend, virtually, the second annual Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) meeting in November.

UTRGV ranks eighth in Forbes’ 2021 Top 25 Colleges for Your Money

Thursday, December 23, 2021 — UTRGV was recently named a 2021 Top Colleges for Your Money by Forbes.com, joining a prestigious list that also includes Stanford, Princeton, Georgia Tech, Harvard and MIT.

UTRGV awarded collaborative federal grant for undergrad STEM education research

Thursday, December 23, 2021 — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded UTRGV $619,660 for collaborative research on inclusive instructional strategies designed to increase student success in undergraduate STEM programs.

UTRGV’s free prenatal and preventative reproductive care program expands

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 — Edinburg resident Maluisa Gonzalez has been a patient of UTRGV’s mobile OBGYN project, Healthy Mujeres, for almost a year.

Two UTRGV freshmen take top spots at Mariachi Vargas competition

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 — Just like an arpeggio, two UTRGV freshman singers scored the top two highest spots at the 27th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza.

UTRGV part of historic educational partnership, Center for Urban Ecology

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 — In a climate where sustainability practices and agricultural research are increasingly crucial, one of the best ways to teach younger generations about important ecological elements is by encouraging them to get their hands dirty.

Still Cautious… but Hopeful

Friday, December 17, 2021 — The Rio Grande Valley has been through a lot since COVID-19 first hit the area in early March 2020. But today, after administering almost 97,000 vaccines in the last year, the university's frontline workers say they know the pandemic is ...

RSTEF awards UTRGV $5M endowment for scholarships, to be matched by university

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 — The Rio-South Texas Education and Community Development Foundation (RSTEF) on Wednesday announced it will establish a $5 million endowment on behalf of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

UTRGV Community Engagement, Staff Senate collaborate in literacy event for elementary students

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 — In a fun, holiday-themed collaborative effort to promote literacy, the UTRGV Office of Community Engagement and the UTRGV Staff Senate partnered to read books to elementary school students at Roosevelt Elementary School in McAllen on Dec. 14.

UTRGV celebrates fall graduates

Saturday, December 11, 2021 — More than 3,000 graduates took centerstage on the second day of UTRGV’s Fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies.

UTRGV grads take the stage in Brownsville

Friday, December 10, 2021 — Graduation Day arrived at long last for more than 800 graduates who took part in the first of two days of UTRGV’s Fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies.

UTRGV MSA alum is first graduate of the Vaquero MD Early Assurance Program

Friday, December 10, 2021 — Isabella Rodriguez has been waiting for this moment for a long time.

UTRGV, HCISD partner to guide students toward medical careers

Friday, December 10, 2021 — UTRGV is partnering with the Harlingen School of Health Professions on a special academic program designed to help students make informed decisions about health-related studies at the university when they graduate high school.

Writers, artists highlight impact of arts and letters at UTRGV CLAA summit

Thursday, December 09, 2021 — Young artists and writers had an opportunity to share their thoughts on and experiences with immigration through storytelling, art and other creative works, during the CLAA Artists’ and Writers’ Summit and Workshop: Cultivating ...

Graduating UTRGV student reflects on setting example for family

Thursday, December 09, 2021 — Samantha Colunga, a UTRGV environmental science major, said she chose her major because math and science were always her strengths.

UT Health RGV to provide free Health and Wellness Fairs for the public

Thursday, December 09, 2021 — UT Health RGV’s Area Health Education Centers, known as AHECs, will offer free healthcare screenings to the community from Dec. 9-14, as part of its health and wellness fairs.

UTRGV’s ‘COVID’ nursing class marks long road to graduation

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 — The road to commencement for 14 UTRGV nursing students from Brownsville began in January 2020, just two months before COVID-19 changed everything.

UTRGV grad student lands engineering job with Jacobs Group upon graduation

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 — Not every engineer gets a chance to work on a $180 million renovation project, and most job interns can only dream about it.

Washington Monthly ranks UTRGV nationally among best, most affordable universities

Friday, December 03, 2021 — UTRGV once again has been recognized as one of the best and most affordable public universities in the United States and Texas.

UTRGV Chess hosts first Collegiate Women’s Team Cup

Thursday, December 02, 2021 — The UTRGV Chess Team recently hosted the first 2021 Collegiate Women’s Team Cup, drawing women from universities across the country for an online tournament endorsed by the U.S. Chess Federation.

UTRGV Holiday Card Contest expands to include President’s and Provost’s winners

Thursday, December 02, 2021 — When the holidays roll around, people come together to celebrate, and many exchange tokens of appreciation – like holiday cards with unique designs.

Two UTRGV psychology faculty acquire NIH grants to advance their research

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 — Two UTRGV professors in the Department of Psychological Studies have attained new grants from the National Institutes of Health.

UTRGV faculty studying role of pharmacists in opioid treatment

Friday, November 19, 2021 — Two UTRGV faculty are researching why pharmacists haven’t played a much bigger role in federal efforts to combat nationwide misuse of opioids.

UT System names UTRGV math professor ROTA 2021 winner

Thursday, November 18, 2021 — Math can be fun. Those two concepts – math, and fun – might seem like a dichotomy. But one professor at UTRGV has found their harmony, even during a pandemic and the teaching challenges it presented.

UT System approves contract extension for Vice President and Director of Athletics Chasse Conque

Thursday, November 18, 2021 — The University of Texas System Board of Regents (BOR) on Thursday approved a contract extension for UTRGV Vice President and Director of Athletics Chasse Conque.

UTRGV business students take first place in restaurant competition

Thursday, November 18, 2021 — Three students representing the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at the UTRGV Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship earned first place at the Restaurant Finance and Development Conference held Nov. 8-10 in Las ...

UTRGV celebrates Texas Arbor Day virtually

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 — UTRGV Facilities Planning and Operations, in collaboration with the Office for Sustainability, on Nov. 5 held a Texas Arbor Day celebration to mark the university’s seventh consecutive Tree Campus Higher Education designation.

UTRGV MSA chess players headed to National Championship

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 — The UTRGV Math and Science Academy has won the 2021 Texas Grade Championships held for 12th-graders.

RESCHEDULED: Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Lana Condor postponed for Spring 2022

Monday, November 15, 2021 — Tomorrow evening's 2021-2022 Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) featuring Lana Condor has been rescheduled for Spring 2022.

Ribbon-cutting celebrates state-of-the-art UTRGV Harlingen Collegiate High facility

Monday, November 15, 2021 — A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday morning officially celebrated the specialized dual enrollment school, UTRGV Harlingen Collegiate High, a collaborative endeavor between UTRGV, the City of Harlingen and Harlingen Consolidated Independent School ...

UTRGV Healthy Vaqueros 5k motivates university community to get fit

Friday, November 12, 2021 — With the holiday season upon us and thoughts of all the delicious food – tamales, turkey, pies, buñuelos – that will be filling our bellies, the UTRGV University Recreation (UREC) and the School of Medicine are encouraging the ...

'The Students have Spoken'

Thursday, November 11, 2021 — UTRGV students have voted in favor of a proposal to support programs aided by a future increase in the intercollegiate athletics fee.

UTRGV awarded $2.8 million grant to study obesity-reducing curriculum in elementary schools

Monday, November 08, 2021 — UTRGV researchers have been awarded $2.8 million over four years by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, for a study aimed at reducing childhood obesity in preschool children.

UT Health RGV begins administering COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11

Friday, November 05, 2021 — Nine-year-old RJ Valdez and his mother, Jennifer, were among the first to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to get his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the UT Health RGV pop-up vaccine site in Brownsville.

UTRGV student shares National Audubon Society internship and ambitions to help the environment

Friday, November 05, 2021 — Alonso Ponce, a UTRGV junior environmental science major, grew up with a fascination for his natural surroundings – from small reptiles living in his backyard to finding ways to save the environment.

More than 3,200 immigrant toe tags focus of pop-up exhibit at UTRGV

Thursday, November 04, 2021 — A pop-up installation featuring more than 3,200 handwritten toe tags representing immigrants who have lost their lives crossing the Sonoran Desert of Arizona currently is on display at UTRGV.

UT Health RGV to offer COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11

Thursday, November 04, 2021 — UT Health RGV starting Friday, Nov. 5 will offer pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 through 11.

Math lovers invited to talks at SIAM Texas-Louisiana Section meeting at SPI

Thursday, November 04, 2021 — If you love math and want to take that knowledge to the next level, make some time to attend the 4th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Texas-Louisiana Section, hosted by The University of Texas Rio Grande ...

Heart of Gold: UTRGV professor writes newest children’s book about border life

Wednesday, November 03, 2021 — Dr. David Bowles can relate. An associate professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at UTRGV, his latest book, My Two Border Towns, reminisces about life on the border through the eyes of an empathetic child. That’s close to ...

First Generation Week kicks off at UTRGV

Tuesday, November 02, 2021 — More than 60 percent of students at UTRGV are first-generation college students, according to Dr. Reymundo Ramos, associate vice president for Student Success.

UTRGV’s Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Lana Condor rescheduled for Nov. 16

Monday, November 01, 2021 — UTRGV’s 2021-2022 Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) featuring Lana Condor, an actress known for projects such as To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Deadly Class, will be rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Lonestar6 Supercomputer expands Texas leadership in critical technology

Monday, November 01, 2021 — A new supercomputer for Texas researchers will allow scholars across the state to compute, and compete, at the cutting edge of science and engineering.

Seal of Excelencia certification

Friday, October 29, 2021 — UTRGV’s commitment to ensuring the enrollment and success of its more than 27,000 undergraduate students through innovative educational programs, grant initiatives and enrollment strategies has propelled the university to earn the coveted ...

UTRGV earns prestigious Seal of Excelencia certification

Thursday, October 28, 2021 — University is one of only 10 institutions in the country to join group verified as intentionally serving Latino students

Staff employee becomes first in UTRGV history to be elected and serve as Chair of UT’s Executive Employee Advisory Council Committee

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 — Helping students and building communities within UTRGV is nothing new for Peter James J. Ehimika.

Ribbon cutting officially opens UTRGV Institute of Neuroscience in Harlingen

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 — The UTRGV School of Medicine, together with its clinical arm UT Health RGV, officially opened its Institute of Neuroscience (ION) with a ribbon-cutting event on Tuesday.

Behind the Screams: A look at UTRGV Theatre’s latest production, 'The Weird'

Friday, October 22, 2021 — UTRGV’s Theatre department is getting into the Halloween spirit with a production of “The Weird,” a play by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and directed by Peter (Trey) Mikolasky, associate professor of Theatre. “The Weird” ...

‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ actress to headline UTRGV’s Distinguished Speaker Series on Nov. 16

Friday, October 22, 2021 — Lana Condor, an actress known for projects such as, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Deadly Class, will be the second speaker of UTRGV’s 2021-2022 Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) on Nov. 16.

Burkhart Estate gifts $1 million to UTRGV for endowed academic scholarships

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 — UTRGV has announced $1 million in endowed academic scholarships bequeathed by the Burkhart family.

UTRGV unveils Luminary Scholarship program for undergrads

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley today announced a one-of-a-kind, merit-based scholarship program – the Luminary Scholarship – for undergraduate students.

UTRGV biology assistant professor receives Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation 2021 Field Biology Award

Friday, October 08, 2021 — Dr. Karl Berg, assistant professor of biology in the UTRGV College of Sciences, has been awarded international recognition for his innovative parrot vocalization research.

UTRGV students embark on internships via The Archer Center

Thursday, October 07, 2021 — Two UTRGV students spent the summer away from the Lone Star State, soaking up Beltway politics and culture as part of the Graduate Archer Fellowship Program.

UTRGV recognized in City of Brownsville proclamation recognizing astronomical research

Thursday, October 07, 2021 — UTRGV has been acknowledged in an official proclamation by the City Commission of Brownsville for its efforts to study the stars and for its multiple contributions to the fields of space, science and astronomy.

UTRGV’s Institute of Neuroscience poised to provide innovative medical services for South Texas

Tuesday, October 05, 2021 — The UTRGV School of Medicine is expanding crucial medical services for the Rio Grande Valley with its Institute of Neuroscience (ION), set to open Oct. 26 in Harlingen.

New UTRGV Early Assurance programs provide pathways for future physicians

Monday, October 04, 2021 — UTRGV’s Early Assurance Programs are now accepting applications for the next cohort of the Vaqueros MD and PACT programs – dedicated pathways from high school to health professions for students in 13 South Texas counties.

University Productions theatre season opens with ‘Tomás and The Library Lady’

Thursday, September 30, 2021 — UTRGVs Department of Theatre opens its 2021-2022 University Productions theatre season on Friday with Tomás and The Library Lady, based on the life of Mexican American author and educator Tomás Rivera.

The Dream Continues: UTRGV expands I-DREAM4D summer consortium

Thursday, September 30, 2021 — Area high school students this summer had a chance to participate in hands-on learning at UTRGV’s newly expanded I-DREAM4D virtual summer camp.

UTRGV to host Fall 2021 Virtual Career & Internship Expo Oct. 1

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 — The Fall Virtual Career & Internship Expo is described by the Career Center as one of “the most attended expos of the year, attracting national and regional employers seeking to hire UTRGV students and alumni for Internships and ...

UTRGV expands Tuition Advantage program to $100,000

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced today an expansion to its already highly competitive Tuition Advantage program.

UTRGV SOM awarded federal grant to train behavioral health consultants

Friday, September 24, 2021 — Dr. John Ronnau, PhD, senior associate dean for Community Health Partnerships with the UTRGV School of Medicine, has been awarded a grant for an education and training program focused on increasing the number of behavioral health professionals in ...

Deaf Awareness Week: UTRGV ASLI program activities to support Deaf community

Thursday, September 23, 2021 — The American Sign Language Interpretation program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley marks this year’s National Deaf Awareness Week, Sep. 20-24, with various activities to promote positivity, inclusion and understanding of deafness.

Dahlia Guerra honored with Ohtli Award by Mexican Consulate of McAllen

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 — Dr. Dahlia Guerra, UTRGV assistant vice president for Public Art and Special Projects, has been honored with the Ohtli Award, one of the highest honors given to citizens living outside of Mexico.

As UTRGV Institute of Neuroscience opens, director Salloum stresses healthcare access for the Valley

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 — When Dr. Ihsan M. Salloum arrived in the Rio Grande Valley in August 2020, his hope was to contribute to big improvements in healthcare.

UTRGV Athletics gets head start on National Cleanup Day

Friday, September 17, 2021 — The UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics celebrated National Cleanup Day a day early on Friday, as 146 student-athletes and coaches from the baseball, men’s soccer and men’s and women’s basketball, golf and track & ...

UT System Police selects UTRGV’s Sgt. Lopez as Officer of the Month

Friday, September 17, 2021 — UTRGV Police Sgt. Francisco Lopez admits he’s a man of few words. One favorite motto – “Work hard in silence, let success make the noise” – pretty much sums things up for him.

UTRGV and Universidad Luterana Salvadoreña sign MOU for international collaboration

Thursday, September 16, 2021 — UTRGV and the Universidad Luterana Salvadoreña (ULS) in San Salvador, El Salvador, met Wednesday at the UTRGV School of Social Work in Edinburg to sign a Memorandum of Understanding.

John Quiñones to kick off 2021-2022 season of UTRGV Distinguished Speaker Series

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 — John Quiñones, an ABC News veteran, and creator and host of the highly-rated What Would You Do?, will serve as the first speaker of UTRGV’s 2021-2022 Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) on Tuesday, Sep. 21.

UTRGV to launch Workforce Development Innovation Challenge to help mitigate skills gap

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 — To help offset the rapid pace of changes in technology and the skills gap it has created, UTRGV has developed a way to help mitigate this by developing a more highly prepared and adaptative workforce.

UTRGV students helping bring attention to importance of ‘Be the Match’

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 — Did you know a blood stem cell transplant from a matched donor can be a cure for blood cancers, sickle cell and other diseases? Not all patients have an equal chance of finding a match, though.

UTRGV researchers awarded NSF grant to enhance undergraduate STEM education

Monday, September 13, 2021 — UTRGV has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant for research focused on enhancing the success of undergraduate Hispanic students in STEM disciplines.

UTRGV Center for Vector-Borne Disease to host community seminar on prevention, safety

Friday, September 10, 2021 — UTRGV’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease is taking charge of the wet months that generate an explosion in the mosquito population in the Rio Grande Valley and the diseases they bring, using community outreach and education.

UTRGV and UT Health Science Center San Antonio selected as NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Thursday, September 09, 2021 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, working in close collaboration, were announced today as a new National Institute on Aging (NIA)-designated Alzheimer’s Disease ...

UTRGV Student Government Association approves referendum proposal

Tuesday, September 07, 2021 — UTRGV’s Student Government Association (SGA) on Tuesday voted to support a student referendum that will provide an opportunity for the student body to cast its vote on the expansion and creation of programs aided by an increase to the ...

UTRGV Patron of the Arts brings fine arts at the click of a button

Tuesday, September 07, 2021 — Last year, the UTRGV School of Music’s hefty schedule of live events on the Edinburg and Brownsville campuses came to an abrupt halt, silenced by the pandemic and the need for safety.

UTRGV, City of Pharr celebrate signing agreement on new building for the university’s School of Nursing

Friday, September 03, 2021 — The UTRGV School of Nursing on Sept. 2 celebrated its expansion during a signing ceremony with the City of Pharr, at the site of the school’s future facility at 2800 N. Cage Boulevard.

Creative Roots:

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 — Bold blocks of color fill in most of an outline of artist Alejandro “Alex” Macias.

Professor and doctoral student honored with national awards by NCRE

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 — Nancy Riddick met UTRGV’s Dr. Bruce J. Reed in 2017, where they were both attending the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) conference in California.

CPRIT awards $2.5 million to UTRGV to help support cancer research

Friday, August 27, 2021 — UTRGV has received its first CPRIT grant – $2.5 million in funding for an Integrated Cancer Research Core facility that will serve as a foundation for building the Rio Grande Valley’s growing cancer research network.

UTRGV’S Talent Search Program grant proposals awarded $5.7M from U.S. Department of Education

Thursday, August 26, 2021 — More than 2,000 Rio Grande Valley students from disadvantaged backgrounds will have a better chance to go on to college with assistance from UTRGV’S Talent Search Program.

UTRGV TOROS Telescope makes ‘First Light’

Thursday, August 26, 2021 — To the untrained eye, a glittering orange firework from space may not have much significance. But for astronomers, the image can provide significant information in the understanding of the cosmos.

UTRGV awarded national PREM grant to broaden cutting-edge materials research

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 — UTRGV engineering students and faculty will be one of eight collaborative research teams around the United States dedicated to developing cutting-edge nanomaterials – materials manufactured and used on a very small scale and developed to ...

Federal industrial engineering grant awarded to UTRGV’s ST-IAC

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 — A new federal grant will help UTRGV recruit up to 150 engineering students over the next five years.

UTRGV celebrates largest online fundraising event, Day of Giving

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 — UTRGV this year will host its annual Day of Giving – the university’s largest online annual fundraising event – on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE:

Friday, August 20, 2021 — As UTRGV prepares for the start of the Fall 2021 semester on Aug. 23, now more than ever the university is encouraging its Vaqueros to get vaccinated.

UTRGV ready for fall semester with mix of traditional and online course offerings

Friday, August 20, 2021 — As part of its ongoing commitment to the safety and success of its campus community, UTRGV once again is providing students several course-delivery options this fall semester.

UT Health RGV to build Cancer and Surgery Center

Thursday, August 19, 2021 — UT Health RGV is expanding its healthcare offerings in South Texas with a new Cancer and Surgery Center, with oncology advisory services provided by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center — a world leader in cancer care and research.

UTRGV’s diabetes institute awarded $2M to study risk in Hispanic families

Thursday, August 19, 2021 — Dr. Joanne Curran, a professor at the UTRGV School of Medicine’s South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute (STDOI), has been awarded a $2 million, four-year federal grant to identify rare gene mutations in large families in South Texas, ...

UTRGV’s Maestre selected to participate in peer review Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 — Dr. Gladys Maestre, UTRGV professor and director of The UTRGV Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR), has been selected to serve on the Neurological, Aging and Musculoskeletal Epidemiology (NAME) Study ...

UTRGV names School of Nursing Skills Laboratory in recognition of gift from South Texas Health System

Monday, August 16, 2021 — UTRGV has received a gift from South Texas Health System to name the School of Nursing Skills Laboratory.

UTRGV graduate student wins big at national boxing match

Thursday, August 12, 2021 — Jab. Cross. Hook. Uppercut. The bell rings: the match is over. The referee steps into the ring and raises the arm of the declared winner.

UTRGV White Coat Ceremony launches SOM's Class of 2025

Saturday, July 24, 2021 — RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JULY 24, 2021 – The UTRGV School of Medicine welcomed its sixth class of medical students with a White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, July 24, at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex Auditorium.

UTRGV Athletics set to host clinics and matches in Brownsville

Friday, July 23, 2021 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and City of Brownsville announced on Friday a partnership to host youth clinics and athletic events, all of which is presented by Chick-fil-A Boca Chica.

UTRGV ASL Club presenting De’Via workshops for Camp Sign

Friday, July 23, 2021 — UTRGV’s ASL Club will present two De’Via (Deaf View/Image Art) painting workshops this month as part of the Texas Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Camp Sign virtual activities.

To Protect and Serve

Thursday, July 22, 2021 — At the most critical time of the pandemic, Sgt. Adelaida Leal and her fellow campus police officers spent countless hours under the blazing South Texas sun, directing traffic and guiding frightened patients to the UT Health RGV drive-thru ...

UT Health RGV opens hearing centers in Edinburg and Harlingen

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 — UT Health RGV has opened its UT Health RGV Hearing Center in two clinical locations, one in Edinburg and another in Harlingen.

UTRGV graduate student honored with Future Texas Business Legend Award

Monday, July 19, 2021 — UTRGV graduate student Alejandra Jimenez had no idea she had been nominated for the 2021 Future Texas Business Legend Award given by the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation – until she got online.

Eight UTRGV faculty members recognized with Faculty Excellence Awards

Thursday, July 15, 2021 — The annual UTRGV Faculty Excellence Awards this year recognize eight faculty members for their accomplishments inside and outside the classroom.

UTRGV part of NSF grant research team to study tenure processes in Higher Ed

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 — Achieving tenure can be one of the most rewarding accomplishments in a professor’s career and can provide job security in a competitive environment. But, is it always a fair process?

UTRGV earns $1.45M NIH grant for pancreatic cancer research

Friday, July 09, 2021 — The UTRGV School of Medicine was recently awarded a $1.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support its goal of developing a treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.

New UTRGV School of Medicine dean meets the Class of 2025

Tuesday, July 06, 2021 — In his first week as the new dean of the UTRGV School of Medicine, Dr. Michael B. Hocker welcomed the Class of 2025, the newest cohort of medical students on July 2.

University Marketing and Communications team earn multiple awards this season

Thursday, July 01, 2021 — The UTRGV University Marketing and Communications (UMC) Department recently was recognized with numerous honors from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Southwest District IV (CASE) and the American Advertising Federation (AAF) ...

Lew Hill Memorial Fund to support scholarships for UTRGV students

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 — Renee Hill, the widow of former UTRGV men’s basketball head coach Lew Hill, who passed away tragically on Feb. 7 at the age of 55, announced she is dedicating 100 percent of the donations to the Lew Hill Memorial Fund to support ...

Ongoing prostate cancer research at UTRGV School of Medicine gets boost from HHS grant

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 — UTRGV School of Medicine was recently awarded a $1,453,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to research aggressive and late-stage prostate cancers.

UTRGV launches financial assistance initiatives for Fall Semester

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 — Building on its efforts throughout the pandemic, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has launched several initiatives aimed at providing students financial support for the upcoming Fall 2021 semester.

PRIDE MONTH: UTRGV Safe Zone Allies offer support to LGBTQIA+ community year round

Friday, June 25, 2021 — As Pride Month begins to wind down, UTRGV Allies wants LGBTQIA+ individuals in the university community to know they are valued members of the Vaquero family, and always have a safe place to ask questions, be vulnerable and learn throughout the ...

Veronica Gonzales named a Woman of Distinction by RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, June 24, 2021 — Veronica Gonzales, senior vice president for Governmental and Community Relations, was recognized by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (RGVHCC) as a 2021 Woman of Distinction in government.

UTRGV Enactus organization ranks in Top 16 at national expo competition

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 — The Enactus chapter at UTRGV finished in the top 16 of the 2021 Enactus U.S. National Expo for its community projects and initiatives to improve and enhance the lives of their fellow Vaqueros and Rio Grande Valley citizens.

UTRGV School of Medicine receives provisional accreditation status from national accrediting authority

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 — The UTRGV School of Medicine is one step closer to obtaining full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the national accrediting authority for the U.S. and Canada

UTRGV receives historic $40 million gift!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 — Today is a momentous day in the history of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley as it received a transformative $40 million gift from philanthropists MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett to enhance its mission of student success and expanding ...

Virtual team gets virtual win: UTRGV’s AMSA student chapter wins poster competition at national convention

Friday, June 11, 2021 — A UTRGV student organization has been recognized in a national competition for its social media campaign promoting accommodations for people with disabilities in higher education.

Dr. John Krouse honored with national mentorship award

Thursday, June 03, 2021 — Throughout his medical career Dr. John H. Krouse, dean of UTRGV School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, has created career opportunities for young physicians and provided words of encouragement when they needed it. ...

UTRGV named one of the Best Business Schools for Women by College Consensus

Thursday, June 03, 2021 — The UTRGV Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship has been named one of the Best Business Schools for Women for 2021 by College Consensus, a unique new college review aggregator.

UTRGV rewrites graphic design curriculum to reflect industry changes and growth

Tuesday, June 01, 2021 — Beginning in fall 2021, UTRGV’s College of Fine Arts will offer a new undergraduate graphic design degree to keep up with expanding industry needs.

Nursing professor selected to serve on national advisory committee to assist veterans

Friday, May 28, 2021 — Dr. Eloisa Tamez, professor of Nursing at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is a newly appointed member of a national advisory board to aid veterans.

Associate professor earns UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers honor

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 — Dr. Alyssa Guadalupe Cavazos, UTRGV associate professor in the Department of Writing and Language Studies and director for the Center for Teaching Excellence, was recently inducted into The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished ...

‘My grandmother was my family’

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 — “It is said that a mother’s love is the heart of a family. In my case, my grandmother was my family,” Haimanti Majumder, a UTRGV graduate student, wrote in her winning essay for the 2020-2021 UTRGV Family of the Year Essay Contest.

New UTRGV program to generate registered dietitian nutritionists in the RGV

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 — Beginning this fall, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will now offer a new graduate program in dietetics for students wishing to become registered dietitian nutritionists.

RCVCOBE welcomes esteemed faculty to leadership team

Monday, May 24, 2021 — Two top-notch scholars will join the leadership team for the UTRGV Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship this summer.

‘The Valley has never left me’

Friday, May 21, 2021 — Growing up in the sunbaked Rio Grande Valley left a lasting impression for legacy institution alumnus Esteban Rodriguez, who graduated with his MFA in Creative Writing from UTPA in 2013.

What’s Brewing, UTRGV?

Thursday, May 20, 2021 — The owners of Reserva Coffee Roasters started a new chapter for the small business when they opened their doors at the UTRGV School of Medicine’s Team-Based Learning Center in Edinburg this week.

WELCOME BACK, VAQUEROS!

Saturday, May 15, 2021 — More than a year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic robbed UTRGV’s Class of 2020 of the opportunity to celebrate their graduation day in person with a true ceremony and their loved ones. This weekend, UTRGV made up for it by inviting the graduates ...

UTRGV names Dr. Michael B. Hocker new dean of the School of Medicine

Friday, May 14, 2021 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced Friday the appointment of Dr. Michael B. Hocker as the new dean of the UTRGV School of Medicine.

UT Health RGV begins vaccinating children age 12-15 against COVID-19

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 — This evening UT Health RGV began vaccinating children ages 12-15 against COVID-19.

UTRGV School of Medicine celebrates second class with in-person commencement

Monday, May 10, 2021 — After four demanding years of classwork, labs, research, hospital rotations, and more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, 51 medical students and seven Master of Science in Bioethics students persevered to earn their degrees from the UTRGV ...

Hats off Grads!

Saturday, May 08, 2021 — More than 3,100 graduates were celebrated this weekend at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's first in-person Commencement ceremonies since the pandemic began more than a year ago.

Tomorrow’s Educators: 23 students to graduate from UTRGV’s STEP UP program

Friday, May 07, 2021 — Jacqueline Elizondo and Cynthia Gallegos are thrilled that graduation day has finally arrived, and they will be among 23 teacher candidates from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's STEP UP (Student Teacher Educator Preparation: ...

New degree program leads UTRGV student to dream career with Texas Department of Agriculture

Thursday, May 06, 2021 — A passion for food and helping his fellow Texans live healthier lives has led Javier Camacho, a member of the UTRGV Class of 2021, to his ideal job with the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).

Cherry on Top: Rio Grande City native to celebrate UTRGV School of Medicine graduation on birthday

Wednesday, May 05, 2021 — Commencement on Saturday, May 8, for the UTRGV School of Medicine Class of 2021 will be special for Adrian David Barrera as he not only celebrates the day he was born, but also the day he graduates to officially become a doctor.

UTRGV School of Medicine to celebrate Class of 2021 with ceremony in Brownsville

Wednesday, May 05, 2021 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Class of 2021 will mark their graduation day Saturday, May 8, on the Brownsville Campus.

Virtual symposium to highlight animal behavior research conducted by UTRGV and HCISD students at Gladys Porter Zoo

Tuesday, May 04, 2021 — A partnership between UTRGV, Harlingen CISD and the Gladys Porter Zoo (GPZ) has yielded some informative animal behavior research that will be shared virtually with the community Wednesday, May 5, during the Animal Behavior Meets Social Science: ...

Telling stories all day, every day: UTRGV mass communication major reflects on path to graduation

Tuesday, May 04, 2021 — Reporting about local festivals, holiday parades, community events, and – most importantly – sharing people’s stories is UTRGV senior Colleen DeGuzman’s forte as a part-time reporter for the Rio Grande Valley newspaper ...

School of Social Work graduates celebrate with loved ones at drive-through hooding ceremony

Friday, April 30, 2021 — More than 50 graduates from the UTRGV School of Social Work celebrated the completion of their master’s degrees with family and friends during a special drive-through hooding ceremony on Thursday, April 29, on the Edinburg Campus.

UTRGV helping preserve the ‘Voces of a Pandemic’ in the Valley

Thursday, April 29, 2021 — Students in Dr. Noreen Rivera’s American and Mexican American Literature and Cultural Studies classes at UTRGV are preserving the stories of Latinos affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

UTRGV School of Medicine receives AAMC Award to improve healthcare messaging to underserved communities

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 — A team of UTRGV School of Medicine students, Master of Social Work students, and resident physicians are the recipients of the Association of American Medical Colleges AAMC Nurturing Experiences for Tomorrow’s Community Leaders (NEXT) Award ...

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves proposal for UTRGV SOM Human Genetics doctoral program

Friday, April 23, 2021 — The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved Thursday the degree proposal for a doctorate in human genetics for the UTRGV School of Medicine.

UTRGV receives reskilling grant to help eligible students finish undergrad work

Monday, April 19, 2021 — UTRGV is offering former university students the opportunity to come to UTRGV to complete their degrees in one year.

UT Health RGV to launch V Express Care Clinics at two H-E-B locations in the Valley

Monday, April 19, 2021 — UT Health RGV will open two clinical sites at H-E-B Plus! locations in Brownsville and Mission.

UTRGV hosts annual HESTEC in virtual format for GEAR UP students

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 — This month more than 700 UTRGV and Region One ESC GEAR UP students will take part in the university's annual HESTEC (Hispanic, Engineering, Science and Technology) program, which is being held online this spring.

UTRGV virtual career expo for health and nursing professionals set for April 20

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 — The UTRGV Career Center will host the Spring 2021 Virtual Health Professionals & Nursing Career Expo on Tuesday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., for interested students and alumni.

UT Health RGV reaches milestone, testing more than 100,000 for COVID-19

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 — After a year of COVID-19 testing operations, UT Health RGV has administered more than 100,000 COVID-19 tests.

UTRGV’s Dr. Michael Dobbs publishes book on understudied field of neurotoxicology

Friday, April 09, 2021 — Dr. Michael Dobbs, chair of the Department of Neurology in the UTRGV School of Medicine and a pioneering neurologist, recently published his fifth book, this one on an understudied field in healthcare – neurotoxicology.

National Three-peat!

Monday, April 05, 2021 — The reigning chess champs have done it again.

UTRGV to host virtual NSF INCLUDES - Advancing Latinas in STEM symposium

Thursday, April 01, 2021 — UTRGV will host a virtual NSF INCLUDES Symposium, Advancing Latinas in STEM Academic Careers on April 8 and 9, focused on gender and racial equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

UTRGV offers students up to $500 under Summer Liftoff program

Thursday, April 01, 2021 — All eligible UTRGV students who enroll in at least six credit hours or more for Summer 2021 may receive up to $500 for tuition and mandatory fees, as part of the university’s Summer Liftoff program.

UTRGV online nursing degrees recognized by The Princeton Review

Thursday, March 25, 2021 — UTRGV’s accelerated online graduate nursing programs have been recognized by The Princeton Review in its Best Online Nursing School Master’s Program listings.

UTRGV to host Spring 2021 Virtual Teachers Job Expo

Thursday, March 25, 2021 — The UTRGV Career Center will host the Spring 2021 Virtual Teachers Job Expo on Friday, March 26, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., for interested students and alumni.

UTRGV professor appointed to national social work Program Directors Academy

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 — Dr. John Gonzalez, UTRGV associate professor and associate dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Social Work, has been appointed to the advisory committee of the Council on Social Work Education’s Program Directors Academy.

‘Out of the Canon’

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 — Despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UTRGV Theatre Department is still determined that the show must go on.

UTRGV fourth-year medical students celebrate Match Day 2021

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 — The UTRGV School of Medicine’s Class of 2021 celebrated a memorable Match Day on Friday, with 50 medical students matching to residency programs around the country.

Nine finalists compete in UTRGV’s Big Idea Competition

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 — The inaugural Big Idea Competition hosted by the UTRGV Center for Innovation and Commercialization (CIC) brought together students, faculty, alumni, and community members to pitch innovative startup ideas to a panel of judges.

Passing the Torch: UTRGV’s Teacher Prep program helps connect student teachers with area schools

Monday, March 15, 2021 — Before teacher Michelle Milligan retired in December, she wanted to make sure her seventh-grade students would be able to have a smooth transition.

COVID-19 statistics expert from Harvard to speak at UTRGV during virtual event

Friday, March 12, 2021 — A Harvard University expert on COVID-19 statistics and data will be the distinguished speaker March 19 at a UTRGV virtual colloquium. The UTRGV School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SMSS), which hosts the annual colloquium, is ...

UTRGV extends Tuition Advantage deadline to March 15

Tuesday, March 09, 2021 — The UTRGV Tuition Advantage deadline has been extended through March 15 for undergraduate students attending classes in Fall 2021.

Virtual Competitors: UTRGV Chess Team and FIDE cohosting online global tournament

Tuesday, March 09, 2021 — The World Chess Federation (FIDE) and two-time national chess champion UTRGV will cohost the first FIDE World University Online Chess Championship, beginning March 13 and concluding March 21.

UTRGV commemorates International Women’s Day with virtual event

Monday, March 08, 2021 — International Women’s Day has been celebrated across the globe today in celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

New UTRGV chair of surgery Albo looks to training next generation of surgeons

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 — The UTRGV School of Medicine on June 1 welcomes Dr. Daniel Albo, MD, PhD, FACS, as its new chair of surgery.

UTRGV Chess Team wins international tournament and opportunity to train with chess legend Kasparov

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 — Victors once again, the UTRGV Chess Team adds the international Kasparov Chess Foundation University Cup to its list of triumphs. The KCF University Cup, held in February this year, is an international online event open to teams from ...

First Blackstone Launchpad event at UTRGV is The Big Idea Competition

Thursday, February 25, 2021 — UTRGV is one of several campuses in the University of Texas System to receive a substantial gift from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to expand its signature Blackstone LaunchPad student entrepreneurship programming.

‘Energy & U’ virtual show debuts with more than 9,000 guests during UTRGV Engineers Week

Thursday, February 25, 2021 — As part of Engineers Week 2021, a special “Energy and U” show will be available to the community on Saturday, Feb. 27, at various times throughout the day. 

UTRGV ranks among highest in Texas for teacher production, retention

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 — UTRGV is among the top universities to produce the largest number of teachers in Texas, and has among the highest retention rates, according to the 2020 Performance Analysis for Colleges of Education (PACE) study.

Multiple UTRGV degree programs receive high national rankings from Intelligent.com

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 — A number of UTRGV degree programs have received top rankings by Intelligent.com.

FESTIBA at UTRGV to run through March 13 with virtual events, book distribution

Monday, February 22, 2021 — UTRGV’s annual Festival of International Books & Arts (FESTIBA), an educational and entertaining event that promotes literacy and appreciation of reading for all ages, started on Feb. 20 and will run through March 13 this year.

Engineers Week: ‘Imagining Tomorrow’

Monday, February 22, 2021 — Today marks the first day of Engineers Week 2021 – a week full of virtual events led by the UTRGV College of Engineering & Computer Science faculty geared toward students throughout the community ranging in ages from Kindergarten ...

UT Health RGV Clinical Lab expands testing services to increase capabilities, decrease wait time for results

Thursday, February 11, 2021 — The UT Health RGV Clinical Laboratory this month is expanding as a comprehensive diagnostics lab with a range of testing capabilities well beyond COVID-19 samples.

THECB approves amendments to VCOBE degree plan at UTRGV

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 — A degree plan in UTRGV’s Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship has some modifications this semester, including a name change.

Terry Crews shares advice and laughs with UTRGV community

Tuesday, February 09, 2021 — Actor, artist and activist Terry Crews was all smiles when he spoke to a virtual audience of UTRGV students, staff and faculty during the university’s Distinguished Speaker Series on Monday night.

UTRGV campus community shocked, saddened by death of Coach Lew Hill

Sunday, February 07, 2021 — The UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced that men’s basketball Head Coach Lew Hill died Sunday at the age of 55.

UTRGV’s CHAPS program receives Texas Historical Commission’s 2020 Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation

Friday, February 05, 2021 — UTRGV’s Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools program continues to make a lasting mark in preserving Rio Grande Valley history with its recent 2020 Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation, presented by the Texas ...

UTRGV scientist selected for national advisory board for minority aging research

Friday, January 29, 2021 — Dr. Romeo Escobar, UTRGV assistant professor of social work, has been appointed to the newly formed Scientific Advisory Board of the Resource Center for Minority Aging Research Coordinating Center (RCMAR).

Alum Brianna Bautista puts lessons learned into action in fight against COVID-19

Thursday, January 28, 2021 — It takes a certain kind of person to remain calm when disaster strikes, to stave off panic in themselves and in others. Those who work in emergency management surge forward with carefully laid out plans and procedures, ready to serve amidst ...

UTRGV and Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium partner to address added challenges of the pandemic

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 — UTRGV and the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC) are partnering to help area adolescents address the mental health challenges they may be facing, especially amid the challenges of the pandemic.

UTRGV students cross disciplines to help build local superfood business

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 — The Rio Grande Valley is abundant with a superfood that can be used as a natural sweetener – important in an area with high rates of obesity and diabetes.

UTRGV, two-time national chess champions, qualifies for college Final Four

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 — The new year is off to a winning start for the UTRGV Chess Team. Two-time national champions, UTRGV is again one of the four universities who have qualified to compete in the President’s Cup – informally known as the Final Four ...

UTRGV Hospitality and Tourism Management students participate in second national competition

Monday, January 11, 2021 — The UTRGV Hospitality and Tourism Management program is a little more than a year old, yet it continues to gain national attention.

UTRGV medical providers receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday, January 06, 2021 — UTRGV’s Dr. Michelle Lopez, the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the Rio Grande Valley back in December, today received her second dose and is among the first group of fully vaccinated people in the region.

UT Health RGV expands vaccine services to Brownsville

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 — To continue with its commitment of vaccinating the Rio Grande Valley, UT Health RGV began the administration of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at its fourth site in Brownsville ¬on Wednesday.

Two UTRGV social work graduate students join CSWE Minority Fellowship Program

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 — UTRGV social work graduate students Zuni Ortega and Simon Rios recently were accepted to be part of the Council on Social Work Education Minority Fellowship Program (CSWE MFP) 2020-2021 cohort.

UTRGV Year in Review

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 — Despite the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world, UTRGV weathered 2020 with perseverance and strength.

UTRGV begins Moderna COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Harlingen and Mercedes

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 — Today marked the first day UTRGV started the administration of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Mercedes and Harlingen to continue its commitment of vaccinating the Rio Grande Valley.

UTRGV receives first shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in Mercedes and Harlingen

Monday, December 28, 2020 — Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine – the second vaccine granted emergency authorization by the federal government – arrived Monday at the UT Health RGV/Knapp Family Health Center in Mercedes and the UTRGV Clinical Education Building in ...

UTRGV professor researching effects of nuclear war on fisheries

Monday, December 28, 2020 — Smoke clogs the air. The outcome is grim.

UTRGV MPA program initiates largest group into Pi Alpha Alpha honor society

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 — This month, 27 lifelong members were initiated to UTRGV’s chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, an honor society for public affairs graduate students.

UTRGV First Year Writing Program recognized for excellence by top writing organization

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 — UTRGV’s First Year Writing Program is one of four recipients of the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s 2020-2021 Writing Program Certificate of Excellence.

More accolades for UTRGV professor of engineering and manufacturing

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 — When not one, but two major organizations have recognized your achievements in the same year, your role as an expert in your field is cemented.

UTRGV medical and PA students to aid in COVID-19 vaccine efforts

Monday, December 21, 2020 — As UT Health RGV prepares to receive and administer more COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks, university medical and physician assistant (PA) students are volunteering to help administer the long-awaited vaccine.

UTRGV rehabilitation professor recognized as Emerging Scholar by higher education newsmagazine

Monday, December 21, 2020 — Capping off 2020 with another merit, Dr. Eluterio Blanco Jr., clinical assistant professor in the UTRGV School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling, becomes one of just 15 Emerging Scholars named by the newsmagazine Diverse: Issues in Higher ...

UTRGV partners with STC to create fast track to education degrees

Monday, December 21, 2020 — UTRGV and South Texas College have partnered to create a competency-based education program that creates a pathway to an undergraduate degree in early childhood studies.

UT Health RGV provides COVID-19 vaccinations to support area EMS providers

Saturday, December 19, 2020 — UT Health RGV on Saturday continued to strengthen frontline personnel by administering the COVID-19 vaccine to EMS providers from across the Rio Grande Valley who engage in 9-1-1 emergency services like pre-hospital care and transport.

‘Our Only Hope’

Friday, December 18, 2020 — Dr. Linda Nelson was among the first to conduct COVID-19 testing in the Rio Grande Valley, leading the effort to organize UTRGV’s testing sites and working on the front lines herself to administer the tests.

UTRGV wins Texas Social Media Award for its informative work during the pandemic

Friday, December 18, 2020 — UTRGV recently won a Texas Social Media Award, highlighting its work on keeping the university community informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UTRGV inoculates first person in the Valley with COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 — As the COVID-19 vaccines rolled out all over the country on Tuesday, UTRGV received 1,950 vaccines, to be administered that afternoon to the university’s frontline workers.

UTRGV receives first COVID-19 vaccines, starts immediate inoculations for its frontline workers

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 — UTRGV this morning received 1,950 COVID-19 vaccines, to be administered starting in the afternoon to the university’s healthcare providers and support staff.

Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement honors the challenges of online classes, steadfast students

Saturday, December 12, 2020 — Before saying goodbye to a challenging year, UTRGV celebrated a bright spot Saturday by honoring more than 2,700 graduates during the Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement.

UTRGV professor, area superintendents, release study on children’s nutrition along the border

Friday, December 11, 2020 — Childhood obesity is a major public health concern, one that disproportionately effects populations living in poverty and the minority groups prevalent in the Rio Grande Valley.

Family of three earning graduate degrees at UTRGV

Friday, December 11, 2020 — Graduating from UTRGV became a major family affair for a North Texas mother, daughter and father – they promised each other that if they started the educational journey, they would finish together and walk together.

UTRGV graduate happy to make her parents proud

Thursday, December 10, 2020 — Johnny Galvan Jr. remembers living on popcorn and noodles as a college student. His daughter – and soon-to-be UTRGV graduate Carmen Elena Galvan – has had a much different experience.

To Food and Family

Wednesday, December 09, 2020 — Tucked away on a sprawling cattle ranch in northern Hidalgo County, self-taught culinary expert and food historian Melissa Guerra knows how to pass the time.

UTRGV design students take top honors at virtual Adobe Jam App competition

Wednesday, December 09, 2020 — Three UTRGV design students within the College of Fine Arts School of Art took first and second places at the annual Adobe Jam Texas Design Competition, during a virtual event held mid-November.

UTRGV first gen graduate to ring the bell at fall commencement

Tuesday, December 08, 2020 — Ringing the bell at the end of a UTRGV commencement is a tradition that signifies a rite of passage, the life transition from a college student to a graduate.

UTRGV grad to ring the traditional bell in honor of her mother, a cancer survivor

Tuesday, December 08, 2020 — A few weeks ago, Jasmine Leija was videotaped for the Virtual Commencement ceremony. As she rang the bell for the College of Fine Arts, she thought of her mother, Silvia.

Texas Rep. Armando Martinez earns MPA from UTRGV

Monday, December 07, 2020 — One Texas legislator is capping off the 2020 year with not only a reelection, but also with a master’s degree.

UTRGV rewards three creative digital entries in President’s Holiday Card Contest

Friday, December 04, 2020 — ‘Tis the season for keeping traditions alive the best and safest way possible, so UTRGV will honor the artistic expressions of a unique holiday season by continuing the university’s annual President’s Holiday Card Contest.

UTRGV ranked Most Affordable Online Master’s in Educational Technology

Thursday, December 03, 2020 — The UTRGV Educational Technology Program has another top ranking to add to its list of achievements: It was named the No. 1 Most Affordable Online Master's in Educational Technology Degrees by CollegeChoice.net.

UTRGV to offer new multifunctional undergraduate bachelor’s program in Integrated Health Sciences

Wednesday, December 02, 2020 — The UTRGV College of Health Professions will offer a new Bachelor of Science hybrid degree program in Integrated Health Sciences starting Spring 2021.

A Series of Windows

Tuesday, December 01, 2020 — For Joann González, a 20-year-old UTRGV Theater and Film major, the COVID-19 pandemic affected her family in various ways – but one of the hardest was not being able to visit her grandfather.

UTRGV one of 50 institutions to earn Google exploreCSR award

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 — UTRGV is one of just 50 institutions from around the world to receive a 2020 Google exploreCSR grant, awarded to help grow interest in computing careers. Google awards funds to faculty to host workshops that encourage undergraduate students ...

UTRGV health experts list best safety practices for holidays during pandemic

Monday, November 23, 2020 — With COVID-19 cases surging again globally, UTRGV health experts say it is just as important as ever to follow safety guidelines this Thanksgiving.

Despite challenges, UTRGV Enactus students host annual Cansgiving for the community

Monday, November 23, 2020 — The season for giving has begun, but for UTRGV student organization Enactus, philanthropy is a year-round mission.

UTRGV’s Villagran named Boots to Business Instructor of the Year

Friday, November 20, 2020 — Marcus Villagran recognizes the sheer determination in the veterans and active duty service members he helps every day as a UTRGV Economic Development Veterans Business Outreach Center specialist.

COVID-19 not stopping UTRGV chess teams from competitions

Friday, November 20, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced chess tournaments to go virtual, but even at that, chess remains popular, said UTRGV Chess Coach Bartek Macieja. “It is a tough time for intercollegiate competitions, but chess is the exception,” ...

Dr. Timothy Heath helps UTRGV's medical residents maneuver pandemic challenges

Thursday, November 19, 2020 — One of the most valuable experiences in a medical student’s education is the time spent in crucial residency hours. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, UTRGV School of Medicine students had to work on the front lines in circumstances ...

Add a dash of Amor y Pan

Thursday, November 19, 2020 — In early March, Karina Saldivar opened a bakery in Brownsville called Amor y Pan. It was the realization of an idea she first had more than 15 years ago.

UTRGV School of Rehabilitation and Counseling Services offers Bilingual Counseling Certificate program in spring

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — The UTRGV School of Rehabilitation and Counseling Services will introduce a new Bilingual Counseling Certificate program in Spring 2021.

UTRGV Legacy alumna named to Biden’s Education Transition Team

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — Norma V. Cantú has a big heart for doing what is right. Those who know her describe her as brave, and a stellar public servant.

UTRGV elementary preparation program gets grade A in classroom management

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 — UTRGV’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program, in the College of Education and P-16 Integration, has received a grade A in classroom management from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Anderson Cooper spends Saturday night with UTRGV community

Monday, November 16, 2020 — UTRGV students, staff and faculty spent a laid-back Saturday evening with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, discussing politics, the pandemic and journalism as part of the university’s annual Distinguished Speaker Series.

UTRGV participates in National Alumni Career Mobility Survey

Friday, November 13, 2020 — UTRGV has partnered with the Career Leadership Collective, a higher education solutions group, to conduct a national online survey of alumni that will collect data about their career pathways.

UTRGV student shares story after contracting COVID-19, urges caution

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 — With new cases of COVID-19 appearing daily and the winter months threatening a potential surge in infections, UTRGV and UT Health RGV continue to monitor and provide information about the Rio Grande Valley community.

UTRGV to gain new accelerated online graduate program in global commerce

Monday, November 09, 2020 — The UTRGV Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship will offer a Master of Science in Global Commerce accelerated online program starting January 2021.

UTRGV to honor veterans in weeklong series of events

Friday, November 06, 2020 — This year, UTRGV will commemorate veterans with a week of events including a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

UT Health RGV pediatrician develops children’s book on coping during the COVID-19 pandemic

Friday, November 06, 2020 — As a physician, mother and educator, Dr. Keila Rodriguez has seen first-hand the uncertainty and fearfulness of children and families trying to navigate the insecurities and fears of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UTRGV MFA alum is finalist in AXA Art Prize

Tuesday, November 03, 2020 — UTRGV alumna Josie Del Castillo is among the 40 finalists chosen in the annual AXA Art Prize, a prestigious student art exhibition hosted by the New York Academy of Art in New York City.

Mourning during a pandemic: ‘I felt so helpless’

Friday, October 30, 2020 — Día de los Muertos, like most events in 2020, will be a little different this year. Traditional family gatherings to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have died is in stark contrast with the current state of mourners, who often are ...

Cyber Secure or Cyber Scary?

Friday, October 30, 2020 — The clicking of a keyboard might bring you comfort or annoyance. But did you know it might also make you vulnerable? That seemingly innocuous sound could be giving away your passwords and everything else you type.

UT Health RGV Clinical Lab receives Clinical and Translational Science grant for expanded COVID-19 testing in underserved South Texas communities

Friday, October 30, 2020 — The UT Health RGV Clinical Lab has been awarded a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) partnership grant for expanded research in COVID-19 testing.

Once in a Blue Moon

Thursday, October 29, 2020 — Halloween is a chance for people to dress up as someone – or something – they’re not. It’s a night dedicated to tricks, treats and frights. The year 2020 may be a bit different because of the need for social distancing ...

UTRGV awarded grant to empower and support sexual assault survivors and victims

Thursday, October 29, 2020 — UTRGV recently received a grant that will help support and empower sexual assault survivors and victims.

Opportunities available for businesses affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, October 29, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on businesses, with many struggling and, at best, hoping to survive.

UTRGV to provide more financial support with Spring Relief Packages

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 — To continue the financial support for UTRGV students during the COVID-19 pandemic, the university has added a Spring Relief Package for 2021 that includes $500 Cash Grants or UTRGV Tuition Relief in the amount of $250 for those who do not qualify ...

UTRGV crowned national champions, HSI Battle of the Brains

Monday, October 26, 2020 — What if some UTRGV students told you that you could be in class virtually using a phone app? Well, a group of UTRGV students presented that very idea at the inaugural 2020 HSI Battle of the Brains – and they walked away national ...

UTRGV ranks second in Texas for social mobility on best colleges list

Monday, October 26, 2020 — UTRGV has been ranked among the top universities in the country and in Texas for its success at enrolling students from low-income backgrounds and graduating them into promising careers.

Double stars: Villalobos receives second national award in 2020

Saturday, October 24, 2020 — The accolades keep coming for one UTRGV professor. Dr. Cristina Villalobos – a Myles and Sylvia Aaronson Endowed professor in the UTRGV School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, associate dean for the College of Sciences, and ...

THECB approves first podiatry program in Texas, at UTRGV

Friday, October 23, 2020 — The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a request from UTRGV to create a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) with a major in Podiatric Medicine, for the UTRGV School of Podiatry.

Meet UTRGV’s Patrick Ojeaga, the new UT System student regent

Friday, October 23, 2020 — Many medical students start dreaming of working in the healthcare field when they’re young.

UTRGV, TSC and STC partner to bridge students into biomedical research careers

Friday, October 23, 2020 — UTRGV, South Texas College and Texas Southmost College have been awarded a more than $2 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a research training program in biomedical sciences.

Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education ranks UTRGV high in awarding degrees to Hispanic students

Thursday, October 22, 2020 — Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine has ranked UTRGV third in the nation for awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students.

A Good Boy

Thursday, October 22, 2020 — After almost 10 years serving the UTRGV campus and community, Officer K9 Odin, known as “Odie,” is hanging up his badge to enjoy retirement. Odin, who started with legacy institution UTPA in 2011, has worked with his partner, Sgt. ...

Saving the Soil: UTRGV awarded grant for regional cover crop research

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded UTRGV a research grant to help determine how on-farm conservation can be applied to reduce impact on the environment and study the social and economic implications for area farmers.

UTRGV computer science students attended largest conference for women in computing

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 — A group of 16 UTRGV computer science students recently had an opportunity they never saw coming: They got scholarships to attend a prestigious gathering of women in computing.

UTRGV puts a spotlight on E-Learning in new series

Thursday, October 15, 2020 — From across the globe ¬– Turkey, Sweden, Canada, and the Rio Grande Valley – individuals joined the virtual conversation in the first installment of UTRGV’s new series – The Frontier – that put a spotlight on ...

UT Health RGV Flu Vaccinations to be administered at UTRGV Edinburg Campus voting site

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 — UT Health RGV is making flu vaccinations available during early voting at the UTRGV Edinburg Campus starting Oct. 15, as a way to increase the public’s access to the vaccine for the 2020 flu season.

UTRGV receives $1.3 million commercialization grant from U.S. Department of Commerce

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 — UTRGV’s Center for Innovation and Commercialization (CIC) has received a more than $1.3 million grant that will strengthen entrepreneurial services provided in the RGV community through collaboration.

UTRGV School of Medicine adapts recruitment efforts to pandemic’s new normal

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 — With the new academic year underway at the UTRGV School of Medicine, the Office of Admissions continues its recruitment process for medical school candidates.

UTRGV scores national ranking in higher education institution awarding degrees to Hispanics

Monday, October 12, 2020 — Excelencia in Education has ranked UTRGV first in Texas for the high number of bachelor’s degrees it awarded to Hispanics in 2017-2018.

UT Health RGV providers stress importance of getting flu vaccine this season

Friday, October 09, 2020 — The 2020 flu season is different from previous flu seasons due to the ongoing pandemic. So, given complications that could arise from confusing COVID-19 with the flu, UT Health RGV medical professionals are strenuously encouraging the public ...

UTRGV nursing professors volunteer at COVID-19 testing call centers

Wednesday, October 07, 2020 — Being a nurse isn’t a job, it’s a calling. One group of UTRGV nursing professors echoed that vocation theme recently during interviews about their work to, very literally, answer the call.

Online college guide ranks UTRGV in Top 100 National Universities

Monday, October 05, 2020 — UTRGV has been ranked one of the top four Texas schools in the Top 100 National Universities list, for the university’s influence on the public good in social mobility, research and providing opportunities for public service.

Dreaming big: UTRGV hosts virtual workshop for National Manufacturing Day

Friday, October 02, 2020 — UTRGV on Friday hosted a virtual National Manufacturing Day workshop sponsored by the I-DREAM4D consortium, to introduce local high school students to the advanced manufacturing training offered at UTRGV and Virginia Tech, one of the partners in ...

UTRGV SOM home to AD-RCMAR research efforts on Hispanic aging

Friday, October 02, 2020 — The UTRGV School of Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RGV AD-RCMAR) has announced its third cohort of researchers specializing in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related illnesses in ...

HAZWOPER safety certification helps UTRGV students stand out as job candidates

Thursday, October 01, 2020 — More than a dozen UTRGV students recently earned a certification that not only can help keep the environment safe from hazardous materials, but also make them better job candidates.

UTRGV mechanical engineering professor named ASME Fellow

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — Dr. Dumitru Caruntu has always been fascinated with engineering and mathematics.

USDA, White House officials visit UTRGV to observe food insecurity initiative

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — Officials from the United States Department of Agriculture and the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighboring Partnerships visited the UTRGV Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) on the Edinburg Campus on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, to learn more ...

UTRGV physics and mathematics professors receive joint grant from U.S. Department of Defense

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 — Two UTRGV professors have been awarded a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, Air Force for Scientific Research (AFOSR), for expanded research into optics and photonics.

UTRGV School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling offering free counseling services to frontline medical workers

Monday, September 28, 2020 — To help address the emotional, as well as the physical toll frontline medical workers are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UTRGV School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling is offering free counseling services.

John Leguizamo kicks off 17th season of UTRGV’s Distinguished Speakers Series

Friday, September 25, 2020 — This fall semester, the Distinguished Speaker Series was a little different as UTRGV students experienced the annual event, featuring the prolific John Leguizamo, from the comfort of their own homes.

UTRGV legacy alumna Sister Norma Pimentel named in Time 100 Most Influential People

Friday, September 25, 2020 — UTRGV Distinguished Alumni Sister Norma Pimentel has been named to the Time 100 Most Influential People.

UTRGV Athletics invites Valley communities to take the pledge to promote change

Thursday, September 24, 2020 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is inviting the Valley community, and anyone who wishes to engage in meaningful conversations regarding racism ...

Workshops connecting ag science teachers with latest research at UTRGV

Thursday, September 24, 2020 — UTRGV and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD have collaborated on a program to bridge the gap between high school agricultural science teachers and the latest research in the field.

UTRGV School of Medicine co-sponsors U.S. Surgeon General’s roundtable on health disparities in era of COVID-19

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — Five former U.S. Surgeons General will discuss the problem of racial inequity in health care in the United States during COVID-19, at an online roundtable discussion, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

UTRGV internship brings new approaches to Alzheimer’s research

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 — On a map of the Rio Grande Valley, parts of Brownsville are highlighted in a deep red color.

UTRGV School of Medicine’s Dr. Lawrence Harkless named to NPR Foundation Board

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 — Dr. Lawrence Harkless, interim dean of the UTRGV School of Podiatry and professor of surgery, this month was voted in as the newest member of the National Public Radio Foundation Board of Trustees.

UTRGV joins OpenStax’s network of innovative institutions leading the way in free and flexible textbook use

Monday, September 21, 2020 — UTRGV is one of 12 schools chosen to participate in the 2020-2021 OpenStax Institutional Partnership Network, an educational initiative designed to transform learning through partnerships and to provide free or affordable learning resources.

Vaqueros United: UTRGV Athletics stands against racism, hatred and social injustice

Monday, September 21, 2020 — The UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has unveiled Vaqueros United, an initiative that utilizes the UTRGV Athletics platform to engage in meaningful conversations on racism and social injustice ...

UTRGV Career Center to host Virtual Career Expo Oct. 1

Friday, September 18, 2020 — Among the most highly attended expos at UTRGV are Career Expos, which attract employers seeking to hire UTRGV students and alumni for internships and careers.

UTRGV professor, student, publish paper on spiky cavesnail discovery in Central Texas

Friday, September 18, 2020 — Deep within the caves and underground aquifers in Central Texas, an amazing discovery was waiting to be found.

UTRGV marks record-high enrollment, student success outcomes amid pandemic’s challenges

Thursday, September 17, 2020 — Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV is yielding record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success.

Saint Joseph Academy students begin college journey while in high school

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 — The first day of class for high school students at St. Joseph Academy (SJA) in Brownsville began Aug. 31. But, 73 of SJA’s high school juniors and seniors started a week earlier.

UTRGV’s Charlton named to UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Monday, September 14, 2020 — Dr. Colin Charlton, UTRGV professor and chair of the Department of Writing & Language Studies, is one of four UT System faculty members inducted into The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2020.

UTRGV helping grad students during COVID-19 pandemic

Friday, September 11, 2020 — UTRGV has been ranked No. 10 in the nation by Study.com for Graduate Schools with No GRE Requirement During Covid-19, in recognition of its efforts to help prospective graduate students.

UTRGV SEEMS professor’s joint research details deterioration in Louisiana coastal wetlands

Wednesday, September 09, 2020 — Dr. Juan L. González, associate professor in UTRGV School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEEMS), is part of a research team that examines the longevity of coastal wetlands on the Mississippi Delta.

UTRGV Hospitality and Tourism Management brings industry leaders

Tuesday, September 08, 2020 — UTRGV Hospitality and Tourism Management focuses on bringing experts in the same industry to speak with students and offer valuable career advice.

Virtual convocations launch fall semester for UTRGV community

Tuesday, September 08, 2020 — In preparation for the 2020-2021 academic year, UTRGV hosted numerous virtual convocations from colleges and departments to help launch the fall semester.

UTRGV Athletics debuts weekly podcast

Wednesday, September 02, 2020 — The UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics on Wednesday debuted its #RallyTheValley Podcast, a weekly show that can be found through Spotify, Apple Podcasts and at GoUTRGV.com/Podcasts.

Annual UTRGV Faculty Excellence Awards recognize exceptional faculty members

Tuesday, September 01, 2020 — Eight faculty members were recently honored for their accomplishments during the annual UTRGV Faculty Excellence Awards.

UTRGV, City of Harlingen, HCISD break ground on Early College High School

Tuesday, September 01, 2020 — UTRGV, in partnership with the City of Harlingen and the Harlingen school district broke ground today on the new UTRGV Early College High School, located at 2901 Medical Drive in Harlingen.

UT System Chancellor praises UTRGV's commitment to campus safety and success

Saturday, August 29, 2020 — The University of Texas System Chancellor James B. Milliken praised UTRGV's efforts in keeping the campus community safe and healthy when he visited the campus on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Federal grant renews UTRGV’s TRiO Student Support Services program

Friday, August 28, 2020 — The UTRGV Office of College Access and K-12 Partnerships has received a $348,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) at UTRGV for five additional years.

Program tailors job pipeline for UTRGV ag science students and community partners

Thursday, August 27, 2020 — More than $3 billion worth of produce was imported last year – at the Pharr International Bridge alone.

Legacy alum Dr. Lyssa Ochoa calls on regional health experiences to help battle COVID-19

Thursday, August 27, 2020 — The threat of COVID-19 continues to grow in Texas, and while everyone should practice utmost safety, people who have underlying conditions have to be even more careful because they can face more dire complications if infected.

Rallying the Valley

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 — One year ago today, Chasse Conque walked into his office next to the UTRGV Fieldhouse and took a deep breath.

I-DREAM4D summer engineering camp uses online format to teach STEM skills

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 — A group of upcoming high school seniors this summer attended the I-DREAM4D virtual summer camp, where they were able to put their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills to work.

UT Health RGV to provide COVID-19 antibody testing to the public

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 — UT Health RGV, the clinical arm of the UTRGV School of Medicine, has launched COVID-19 antibody testing as a third component of their pandemic initiatives, along with drive-thru testing and contact tracing operations.

UTRGV Division of Health Affairs welcomes inaugural students to Early-Assurance Program

Monday, August 24, 2020 — The UTRGV School of Medicine and College of Health Professions, in partnership with the Honors College, are welcoming inaugural Early Assurance Program (EAP) students this summer.

UTRGV to offer bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity starting fall 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020 — UTRGV will offer a new Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity starting Sept. 1, 2020* to teach students about a range of topics, such as information assurance, network and computer security, digital forensics and operating systems security.

UTRGV Disaster Studies Program coordinator receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award

Friday, August 21, 2020 — In May 2008, Cyclone Nargis hit the Southeast Asian country Burma, killing more than 100,000 people.

UTRGV SOM collaborates with Stanford Medicine, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for “My Hero is You” short film

Thursday, August 20, 2020 — UTRGV School of Medicine has collaborated with Stanford Medicine and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to release a video adaptation of the children’s book, “My Hero is You.”

Promoting equity and social justice highlight virtual summer conference cohosted by UTRGV

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 — Almost 200 school psychologists and other school personnel from across the state participated in the TASP 2020 Virtual Summer Institute, hosted by UTRGV, the Texas Association of School Psychologists (TASP) and SEL4TX.

UTRGV faculty honored with prestigious UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards

Monday, August 17, 2020 — For their commitment to providing a quality and meaningful education to their students, two UTRGV faculty members have been honored with one of the highest and most prestigious awards in the nation that recognizes teaching excellence – the ...

UTRGV’s Dr. Cristina Villalobos earns Presidential Award of Excellence

Friday, August 07, 2020 — Dr. Cristina Villalobos, a Myles and Sylvia Aaronson Endowed professor in the UTRGV School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, associate dean for the College of Sciences, and founding director of the Center of Excellence in STEM Education, ...

UTRGV professor releases children’s mystery book series

Wednesday, August 05, 2020 — Imagine opening a portal to an alternate universe where zombies, monsters, ghouls and skeletons live. In order to get home, you have to defeat them to reopen the portal.

UTRGV team works to unravel medicinal benefits of snake venom

Tuesday, August 04, 2020 — It might be counterintuitive, but snake venom could actually be good for you.

Fall relief just got better at UTRGV

Monday, August 03, 2020 — To provide UTRGV students with even more financial support this coming semester, the university has revamped its Fall Relief Package to give all eligible students a total of $1,000 in CARES cash grants.

The Power of Pen Pals

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic may have cancelled a Study Away trip for one UTRGV Mexican American Literature class, but the group gained meaningful experiences despite travel restrictions.

UTRGV announces course offerings and procedures for Fall 2020

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 — UTRGV has announced a variety of course modalities for the fall 2020 semester, along with safety protocols aimed at keeping the university community safe and healthy as the university prepares for a partial return to campus.

UTRGV researchers developing strategy to improve 3D bioprinting

Friday, July 17, 2020 — About 11,000 Texans are waiting for an organ donation, and UTRGV visiting scholar Jie Qu is working on research that could shorten the wait time.

UTRGV growing 100K tree seedlings to help local wildlife

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 — Despite financial support and an abundance of available land, reforestation efforts in the Rio Grande Valley face a key obstacle.

UTRGV receives federal grant to provide scholarships for students aspiring to become clinical laboratory scientists

Monday, July 13, 2020 — UTRGV has been awarded a $1.15 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) to help provide scholarships to aspiring students from financially disadvantaged ...

Return to Campus training available to all UTRGV employees

Thursday, July 09, 2020 — UTRGV continues to navigate a new normal as more people gradually return to campus, so hybrid operations have been developed to facilitate what that new normal should look like.

Paying it forward

Wednesday, July 08, 2020 — Former foster youths – individuals who have spent time in the foster care system – are reported to face significant barriers to achieving academic and personal success.

UTRGV UTeach adviser earns national award

Wednesday, July 08, 2020 — Monica Yates, academic adviser for UTeach at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Staff Award by the UTeach STEM Educators Association (USEA.)

UT System Board of Regents approve proposal for new doctoral program within UTRGV SOM

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 — The University of Texas System Board of Regents recently approved a degree proposal for a doctorate in human genetics for the UTRGV School of Medicine.

Making Meaning of Numbers

Friday, July 03, 2020 — UTRGV will offer a new Master’s in Applied Statistics and Data Science program in fall 2020, to train students in the use of scientific methods and advanced computing, to analyze and draw valuable meaning from raw, complex data.

UTRGV medical school dean urges increased precautions against COVID-19 this July 4th weekend

Friday, July 03, 2020 — One month ago, we felt that the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, was slowing and many states, including Texas, began to allow relaxed regulations so businesses could gradually open again and commerce could resume.

Student’s journey to UTRGV School of Medicine began at UTRGV Math & Science Academy

Wednesday, July 01, 2020 — Aryana Garza, of Brownsville, hopes to be a neonatologist one day, so she can take care of newborns in the Rio Grande Valley.

Dr. Linda Nelson leads UT Health RGV’s COVID-19 on-site testing operations

Friday, June 26, 2020 — Under the blazing South Texas sun, Dr. Linda Nelson and her team can be seen swathed in hair covers … goggles … face shields … gowns … double gloves … shoe covers … and the N-95 masks that are covered by yet ...

UTRGV wins in Clash of the Collegiate Chess Titans

Thursday, June 25, 2020 — The UTRGV Chess Team won a five-hour virtual chess tournament against Kozminski University, the National Collegiate Champions of Poland.

UTRGV expands parent-directed autism program across the Valley

Monday, June 22, 2020 — UTRGV’s College of Education and P-16 Integration will be able to continue its parent-directed treatment program for children with autism spectrum disorder for another two years.

UTRGV professor participates in pandemic research with international team

Friday, June 19, 2020 — Have you ever wondered how many people have touched the dollar bill you have in your hand?

UTRGV addresses increased demand on testing sites due to local surge in COVID-19 cases

Friday, June 19, 2020 — With the surge in COVID-19 cases in the Rio Grande Valley, the demand on UTRGV’s Patient Call Center and testing sites has tripled since last week.

UT Health RGV spearheads Halo-Gravity Traction procedures in the Valley

Thursday, June 18, 2020 — Dr. Michael T. Lago, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon for UT Health RGV, has partnered with the Edinburg Children’s Hospital to locally treat adolescent scoliosis patients, with an innovative process called halo-gravity traction.

UTRGV professor one of seven in nation named 2020 SME College of Fellows

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 — SME, one of the nation's largest organizations for the manufacturing industry, recently named a UTRGV professor of manufacturing and industrial engineering as one of its 2020 College of Fellows.

UTRGV alumna focuses on bringing virtual read-alongs to kids

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 — Dariela Rodriguez, now a UTRGV alumna who graduated this past May, has created a YouTube channel called Glittery Lápices, dedicated to read-alouds.

UTRGV Career Center offering online services to help job searches challenged by pandemic

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 — Changes and challenges for the Class of 2020 due to COVID-19 didn't end with commencement. Recent graduates are now headed into an uncertain job market.

First for UTRGV

Friday, June 12, 2020 — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced his intention to appoint Patrick Ojeaga, a third-year medical student at the UTRGV School of Medicine, to serve as a student regent for the UT System Board of Regents.

UTRGV School of Medicine matches with 55 students for Class of 2024

Monday, June 08, 2020 — The UTRGV School of Medicine has matched with 55 prospective students for its Class of 2024.

UTRGV student-athletes achieve record-breaking academic success

Thursday, June 04, 2020 — UTRGV student-athletes achieve record-breaking academic success

UTRGV increases COVID-19 testing capacity from 150 to 1,000 daily

Tuesday, June 02, 2020 — The UTRGV School of Medicine, through its practice plan, UT Health RGV, is substantially increasing the number of COVID-19 tests it can process in-house, via an automated extraction machine called the Thermo Fisher Kingfisher Flex.

UTRGV offering new graduate certificate in Disaster Management and Sustainability

Monday, June 01, 2020 — Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, hurricane season is starting. No one told the storms, though.

UTRGV celebrates Class of 2020 with one-of-a-kind ceremony

Saturday, May 30, 2020 — COVID-19 may have crashed the in-person graduation ceremonies for UTRGV, but that did not stop the university from celebrating Saturday morning with its more than 3,000 Spring 2020 graduates, during its first ever Virtual Commencement event.

Family has double reason to celebrate: Father and son graduate together Saturday from UTRGV

Friday, May 29, 2020 — There is to be no graduation regalia or commencement walk this semester for 24-year-old UTRGV graduate Jeremy Schmatz, of McAllen. But the pride his father has for him needs neither crowds nor gowns.

‘Education is Everything’ UTRGV Spring 2020 graduate recognized for strength, perseverance

Thursday, May 28, 2020 — For many students attending college, the balance between work, school and personal life can be overwhelming – making sure to be in class on time, get the bills paid and still make time for friends and family. To all that, we now add the ...

UTRGV’s commitment to helping pollinators renews Bee Campus USA designation

Thursday, May 28, 2020 — UTRGV is making a big contribution to the Rio Grande Valley by targeting some of its smallest inhabitants.

Curbside Celebration for UTRGV Military Graduates

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 — A long-standing tradition during UTRGV’s Commencement Week has been the Veteran- and Military-Affiliated Graduation.

‘She’s my favorite person’ Mother and daughter celebrate graduating together from UTRGV

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 — Lilly Elliott, a Pharr native, since high school has been envisioning graduating at the same time as her mother.

Vaqueros grad Draik Banks goes from middle blocker to U.S. Army officer

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 — From the court to the battlefield. Following a successful collegiate volleyball career, Draik Banks graduates from UTRGV with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

UTRGV Athletics offering free season ticket for Spring graduates

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 — The UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has created the Young Alumni Pass, an opportunity for spring 2020 UTRGV graduates to get one free season ticket to a UTRGV sport during the 2020-21 athletic season.

Nursing graduates ready to help patients from the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing has placed UTRGV’s commencement ceremonies online, so 3,559 graduates will earn their degrees virtually at 10 a.m. Sat., May 30.

UTRGV to hold Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement on May 30

Monday, May 25, 2020 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will celebrate more than 3,000 prospective graduates with the first-ever Virtual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 30, at 10 a.m.

UTRGV professor: Marvel at blue dragons, but don’t touch

Friday, May 22, 2020 — Nature's camouflage makes one sea predator's appearance not only a rare sight, but also an interesting one.

UT System Regents approve proposal for new doctoral program within UTRGV School of Medicine

Friday, May 22, 2020 — The University of Texas System Board of Regents has approved a degree proposal for a doctorate in Human Genetics at the UTRGV School of Medicine.

UTRGV linguists awarded federal grant to document the language of the RGV

Thursday, May 21, 2020 — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded two UTRGV professors and their University of Arizona collaborator a grant for a project on bilingualism on the U.S. Mexico border.

Free Wi-Fi available to UTRGV community via campus parking lots

Thursday, May 21, 2020 — Who would have thought UTRGV’s parking lots would be a great place to study and do research? Free Wi-Fi, y’all!

UTRGV serving RGV Safety Net Clinics during COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 — The UTRGV School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health and Biostatistics is working across UTRGV departments to connect community partners in need with solutions during this COVID-19 pandemic.

‘It’s never too late’

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 — It’s never too late to accomplish your goals – Lupita Moreno is living proof of that. The 75-year-old grandmother and great-grandmother graduated this semester with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

STEP UP uses mixed-reality simulations to help teach future educators about school culture

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 — “I think you misplaced my child’s homework.”

Food Security Initiative aims to help eliminate hunger on campus and bring fresh produce at low cost

Friday, May 15, 2020 — Many college campuses around the country increasingly are seeing students struggling with food insecurity and lack of access to fresh and healthy food they can afford.

A New Dog in Town

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 — The UTRGV Police Department recently added a new member to the team.

UTRGV Office for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention Director: Home not safe for everyone

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 — Safety concerns stemming from COVID-19 have moved UTRGV classes and many university jobs online, so work can be done from home.

Grant will allow UTRGV School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education to expand residency programs

Monday, May 11, 2020 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education has received an $11 million grant from the Academic Quality and Workforce Division, a division of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

UTRGV announces fall and spring relief efforts

Monday, May 11, 2020 — UTRGV has announced an innovative Fall/Spring Relief Package, which through a combination of CARES Act funds and university funds, will provide eligible students with up to $1,500 in financial assistance during the 2020-21 academic year.

UTRGV School of Medicine Class of 2020 celebrates with virtual commencement

Saturday, May 09, 2020 — Four intense years of medical school have flown by for McAllen native Veronica Treviño.

UTRGV SOM senior assistant dean for Admissions knows when her students graduate, her own dreams come to life

Friday, May 08, 2020 — When Betty Monfort first arrived in the Rio Grande Valley about five years ago, she had no idea she was in one of the fastest growing areas in Texas.

Brownsville native fulfills childhood dream to become a medical doctor

Friday, May 08, 2020 — As a young boy growing up in Brownsville, Ramiro Tovar knew early on that medicine was his future.

2020 Texas State Poet Laureate and UTRGV professor Emmy Pérez begins appointment in midst of pandemic

Thursday, May 07, 2020 — Emmy Pérez, the 2020 Texas Poet Laureate, said everyone needs a diversion from the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine, so why not put pen to paper and chronicle your journey?

Virtual veterans or newbies, UTRGV faculty’s shift to online coursework has some positive results

Thursday, May 07, 2020 — Music courses may not seem easy to transition fully online. But with a DSLR camera and speakers mounted on the wall next to his computer, multiple screens surrounding him, and an iPad sharing annotations to students in real-time, UTRGV School of ...

15 UTRGV STEM faculty complete ADVANCE Leadership Workshop online

Tuesday, May 05, 2020 — During a time when most people are still working from home and scheduling more Zoom meetings, 15 UTRGV STEM female faculty managed to complete UTRGV’s 2020 ADVANCE Leadership Workshop series that transitioned from in-person to online.

UTRGV Student Food Pantry seeing recent increase in demand during COVID-19

Friday, May 01, 2020 — While demand at food banks across the Rio Grande Valley has surged due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UTRGV Student Food Pantry has only seen an increase in use in the past week.

All abuzz about the Brain Bee

Thursday, April 30, 2020 — Construction is underway for the new UTRGV Institute for Neuroscience in Harlingen, but the university already is introducing neuroscience to students in high school.

UTRGV Psychology Clinic launches “warmline” to help RGV community find emotional support

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 — The UTRGV Psychology Clinic will provide a new, confidential phone service called a “warmline,” to help community members find support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UTRGV Athletics programs rank among national leaders in community service

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 — The UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics spent the 2019-20 academic year rallying behind the Valley in a big way, and as a result has been ranked 20th in the country in total community service hours among NCAA Division I programs.

University to mark Día de los Niños with ‘UTRGV Story Time’

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will highlight Día de los Niños on April 30 to honor and celebrate children – the future, hopes and dreams of every community.

UT Health RGV opening COVID-19 testing site in Harlingen

Monday, April 27, 2020 — Beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the UTRGV School of Medicine, through UT Health RGV, is opening its fourth drive-thru location offering COVID-19 screening.

UTRGV professor establishing cross-border collaboration on plant conservation, biodiversity library

Thursday, April 23, 2020 — UTRGV and the Rio Grande Valley sit in a special part of the world, where a narrowly distributed, unique biota known as the Tamaulipan Biotic Province (TBP) encompasses an area from South Texas into Northeastern Mexico.

It's Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 — Prior to the COVID-19 global epidemic, the United Nations created 17 sustainable development goals to combat worldwide problems. The Rio Grande Valley is unique in facing each of the issues highlighted.

Group chat leads to donations for UTRGV Student Food Pantry, local police departments

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 — A group chat about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a donation of more than $1,000 to the UTRGV Student Food Pantry and 1,000 face masks to two Rio Grande Valley police departments.

UTRGV engineering professor and students producing 3D personal protection equipment during pandemic

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 — Necessary personal protection equipment (PPE), such as masks and face shields, have been increasingly scarce during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UT Health RGV opens new COVID-19 testing site in Mercedes

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 — The UTRGV School of Medicine’s clinical team, UT Health RGV, along with Hidalgo County leaders and the City of Mercedes are working to bring a COVID-19 testing site to the Mid-Valley area.

UTRGV Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Center helping struggling businesses impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 — The UTRGV Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Center (ECC) is creating networking opportunities and other initiatives to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

UTRGV Theatre Dept. crafts masks, shields for COVID-19 testing site

Monday, April 20, 2020 — The UTRGV Theatre Department has been stitching hundreds of face masks, face shields and plastic medical gowns to provide critical protection for the university’s frontline workers at the COVID-19 testing site.

UTRGV offers students incentives as summer semester goes fully online

Monday, April 20, 2020 — This summer, UTRGV is helping students earn a degree while social distancing at home by offering all summer courses fully online and announcing a big Summer Relief Package for new and current undergraduate and graduate students.

UTRGV implements pass/no pass grading option for spring semester

Friday, April 17, 2020 — In an effort to help students maintain their academic goals through the COVID-19 pandemic – and ease their minds during this unprecedented time – UTRGV President Guy Bailey has announced implementation of a pass/no pass grading option.

UTRGV Athletics donates concession stand surplus to Student Food Pantry

Friday, April 17, 2020 — The UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics often asks the university community to rally behind the department. Now, the department is rallying behind the university community.

UTRGV BMED alumni helping current students during pandemic

Thursday, April 16, 2020 — Hector Filizola, a 2017 UTRGV graduate and one of Dr. Hugo Rodriguez’s former students in the UTRGV BMED Program, is in his second year of medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas.

Food for Thought: BSM at UTRGV finds ways to help feed the community

Thursday, April 16, 2020 — As communities continue to face challenges and change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, compassion and kindness are more important than ever before.

UTRGV UREC promoting free digital fitness classes

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 — Just because you’re supposed to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active!

UTRGV Student Emergency Fund helps students in need

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 — In these unprecedented times, people across the country have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic – and that includes college students.

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Friday, April 10, 2020 — UTRGV Patron of the Arts has unveiled an online concert series designed to lift the spirits during this COVID19 pandemic.

UT Health RGV Clinical Lab working on COVID-19 screenings, testing

Monday, April 06, 2020 — The UTRGV Center for Vector-Borne Disease, a multidisciplinary research group founded in 2018 at UTRGV to study parasites, viruses and bacteria, has been certified under CLIA as the UT Health RGV Clinical Lab specifically for COVID-19 ...

UTRGV Library makes changes to practice social distancing

Friday, April 03, 2020 — The UTRGV Library has always been a constant resource for students looking for a nook to study or a meeting spot for group projects.

UTRGV waiving GRE, other testing for masters and doctoral programs

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 — COVID-19 (coronavirus) has had an impact on testing centers, so the UTRGV Graduate College is helping students who are applying to master’s or doctoral graduate programs by waiving or suspending certain requirements for admission.

UTRGV School of Medicine establishes COVID-19 testing site

Friday, March 27, 2020 — The UTRGV School of Medicine’s practice plan, UT Health RGV, the Office of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Hidalgo and Cameron county leaders, and the City of Brownsville, are working in collaboration to combat the spread of COVID-19 ...

UTRGV COVID-19 Case Update

Friday, March 27, 2020 — UTRGV learned today that one of our students and one of our faculty have each tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our student tested positive after traveling out of state and our faculty member after returning from international travel. ...

UTRGV Counseling Center offering tele-counseling, new support group, crisis line

Thursday, March 26, 2020 — The UTRGV Counseling Center knows students may be struggling with loneliness, anxiety, depression or other mental health issues in light of changes to their physical environment – like stay-at-home orders and the shift to online classes ...

UTRGV increases Tuition Advantage to $95,000 to help ease time of economic hardship

Monday, March 23, 2020 — COVID-19 (coronavirus) has created an environment of unprecedented uncertainty for all of us.

UTRGV medical students celebrate Match Day 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020 — This year marked a special Match Day for UTRGV’s fourth-year medical students, as 100 percent of them successfully matched to a residency program within the United States.

New role, consistent game plan: UTRGV’s new police chief aims to focus on community policing

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Police Department recently named UTRGV Police Assistant Chief Adan Cruz as their new chief of police, following former chief Raul Munguia’s retirement.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) campus update

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — As part of our ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our UTRGV community, the Office of Emergency Preparedness, along with our Infectious Disease Outbreak Committee, continues to monitor the current COVID–19 (coronavirus) outbreak, ...

City of Harlingen deeds land to UTRGV and Harlingen CISD for Early College High School

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — The new UTRGV/Early College High School took another step forward Tuesday when the City of Harlingen officially deeded the land where the new facility will be built to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the Harlingen Consolidated ...

UTRGV student overwhelmed by the kindness of a donor

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — José Naveja remembers how quickly it happened. He was wrapping up a presentation he had given, and a few minutes later, he had a job offer.

UTRGV civil engineering team places second in national competition

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — When the UTRGV civil engineering GeoWall Team arrived in Minneapolis for a national competition, others at the event weren’t sure who they were.

Employee and Student Resources For COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Friday, March 06, 2020 — UT Health RGV is working closely with UTRGV leaders to ensure that our more than 30,000 students, faculty, staff and administrators are up to date on the latest Coronavirus developments – including prevention, travel warnings, and what to ...

UPDATE: Message from the President regarding COVID-19

Friday, March 06, 2020 — As part of our ongoing commitment to our UTRGV community’s health and safety, the Office of Emergency Preparedness, along with our Infectious Disease Outbreak Committee, continues to monitor the current COVID–19 (coronavirus) ...

Message from the President regarding COVID-19

Friday, March 06, 2020 — We continue to monitor the progression of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and are taking proactive measures to mitigate impact to our campus community.

UTRGV Travel Notice COVID-19 Update

Monday, March 02, 2020 — As an update to our January 31st Travel Notice, we continue to monitor the progression of the COVID-19 outbreak and take proactive measures to mitigate an impact to our campus community. Although there are currently no cases in our area and the ...

UTRGV and STC update articulation agreements for continued student transitions between institutions

Monday, March 02, 2020 — In an effort to advance its commitment to student success and expanding educational opportunities, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) announced Monday the renewal of 22 articulation agreements with South Texas College (STC) that ...

UTRGV’s Silcox and Flip certified as Animal Assisted Crisis Response Team

Friday, February 28, 2020 — In the case of a crisis, first responders rush in to render aid. Police officers, paramedics, firefighters and, sometimes, organizations like FEMA help assess damage and bring the situation under control.

UT System Board of Regents approves proposal for UTRGV School of Podiatry

Thursday, February 27, 2020 — The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Thursday approved UTRGV’s proposal to establish the first School of Podiatry and first Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree program in Texas.

‘Black Panther’ costume designer Ruth Carter to headline UTRGV’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Thursday, February 27, 2020 — Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth Carter will be the next speaker for UTRGV’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

UTRGV physics undergrad takes Best Poster award at Women in Physics conference

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — UTRGV physics undergraduate student Brina Martinez took the “Best Poster” award at the 2020 regional Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP), hosted at Texas A&M University, College Station.

UTRGV Library suggested reads for Black History Month

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — In recognition of Black History Month, the UTRGV Library has compiled a list of titles to read which are tributes to creative writers, thinkers and influencers who made major contributions to our history and the world. Each of these titles can be ...

UTRGV MSA student named grand champion at RGV Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Monday, February 24, 2020 — Elaijah Islam, a senior at the UTRGV Math and Science Academy (MSA), was named Grand Champion in the Senior Division at the RGV Regional Science and Engineering Fair, held Saturday, Feb. 15.

UTRGV acquires special system for Quantum Computing Research

Monday, February 24, 2020 — In a quiet, specially designed lab on UTRGV’s Brownsville Campus, researchers prepare for the arrival of Raith’s Pioneer-2.

UTRGV leading national collaborative to develop manufacturing innovations for U.S. Department of Defense

Friday, February 21, 2020 — Dr. Jianzhi Li, UTRGV professor of Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering, has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to establish educational opportunities that enhance manufacturing skills critical to the country’s ...

UTRGV’s FESTIBA kicks off Saturday with South Texas Literacy Symposium in Edinburg

Thursday, February 20, 2020 — UTRGV’s FESTIBA (Festival of International Books and Arts) officially kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 22, with the South Texas Literacy Symposium Librarians and Educators Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ballroom on the Edinburg Campus.

UTRGV professor earns medal for scientific work, support for Latin American researchers

Thursday, February 20, 2020 — As part of the team that made possibly the most important astronomical discovery of the 21st century, Dr. Mario Diaz encouraged other Latin Americans to participate in the research.

Latino Medical Student Conference at UTRGV discusses themes of identity for young medical professionals

Monday, February 17, 2020 — The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Southwest Regional Conference convened Feb. 14-16 at the UTRGV School of Medicine, to establish dialogue and networking opportunities for medical students, and for premed and high school students ...

UTRGV professor researching the ABCs of pattern influence

Monday, February 17, 2020 — Familiarity may breed contempt for some, but not in the marketing world.

UTRGV launches Sustainability Student Leadership program

Friday, February 14, 2020 — UTRGV’s Office of Professional Education and Workforce Development has launched the first Sustainability Student Leadership Program, aimed at training students to be future leaders in sustainable initiatives.

Marine Band San Diego to perform free concert at UTRGV Edinburg Campus

Friday, February 14, 2020 — The Marine Band San Diego will bring their “Big Easy” sound to the Rio Grande Valley during a free concert at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

A little bird told me…

Thursday, February 13, 2020 — The Twitterverse works in mysterious ways. In 2011, millions of new Twitter accounts were made. One of those was @Archaeo_Guy. Another was @Archaeo_Girl.

UT Health RGV flu season and novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) update

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 — As an update to our previous January 24th message, we continue to monitor both the flu and the 2019-nCoV (novel Coronavirus) for any potential impact to our UTRGV community and continue to coordinate with local and state health authorities.

UTRGV announces $38 million gift from Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) on Tuesday announced a $38 million gift from the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation (VBLF), the largest single donation in the history of higher education in South Texas.

UTRGV’s Seligman elected president of national psychology organization

Friday, February 07, 2020 — Dr. Laura Seligman, a professor in the UTRGV Department of Psychological Science, has been elected president of the national Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) for 2020-2021.

UTRGV SOM, Brownsville ISD sign MOU for telemedicine program

Thursday, February 06, 2020 — The University of Texas Rio Grande School of Medicine and Brownsville ISD have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) program to be implemented in two schools.

UTRGV multidisciplinary collaboration hopes to help patients during post-op

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 — UTRGV graduate student Ruben Garcia is focused on learning about the medical and business fields for a project. But he isn't earning a graduate degree in medicine or business; he’s a student in the UTRGV College of Engineering and ...

Tradition, culture, home UTRGV Ballet Folklórico celebrates 50 years of music, dance and family

Monday, February 03, 2020 — Hanss Mujica, a UTRGV alumnus and PSJA Memorial folklórico teacher, has been involved in the UTRGV Ballet Folklórico for about seven years. In the time, the company became like family for him.

UTRGV Travel Notice to China

Friday, January 31, 2020 — As part of our ongoing commitment to our UTRGV community’s Health and Safety, the Office of Emergency Preparedness, along with our Infectious Disease Outbreak Committee, continues to monitor the current novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) ...

UTRGV earns Carnegie Foundation’s coveted Community Engagement Classification for 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020 — UTRGV is one of just 119 colleges and universities in the United States to receive the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for 2020.

UTRGV ranks first among nation’s public institutions for least student debt

Thursday, January 30, 2020 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is first in the nation among public institutions for least student debt, according to recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

HESTEC GEAR UP Days

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 — About 120 ninth-graders from across the Rio Grande Valley took part in UTRGV’s Gear Up Days on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the UTRGV Brownsville Campus.

Keeping Vaqueros in the Game

Monday, January 27, 2020 — The UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and UT Health RGV are partnering to keep the university’s student-athletes in the game.

UTRGV School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling awarded grant for student education

Friday, January 24, 2020 — Dr. Elizabeth Palacios, UTRGV clinical professor in the School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling, is heading an initiative to boost the number of master’s-level students who can get training in vocational rehabilitation (VR) at the ...

UTRGV students share science knowledge with children at museum event

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — While many UTRGV students volunteered Jan. 20 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, community stewardship for many spans the entire year at a variety of events and with service-learning projects.

UTRGV looks to ‘Pack the House’ for men’s basketball game with New Mexico State

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 — For the fourth consecutive year, the UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is giving away 500 #RallyTheValley T-shirts, and is offering “buy one, get one free” vouchers at corporate partner locations.

UTRGV attracts young STEM minds to SeaPerch Challenge in Brownsville

Friday, January 17, 2020 — HESTEC launched the start of yearlong festivities on Friday with the annual SeaPerch Challenge, held at the Brownsville ISD’s Margaret M. Clark Aquatic Center in Brownsville.

UTRGV students to participate in MLK Day of Service

Friday, January 17, 2020 — UTRGV students will descend on the entire Rio Grande Valley to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 20.

UTRGV Hospitality and Tourism Management Program, Luby’s partnering for one-day event to help raise money for scholarships

Thursday, January 16, 2020 — UTRGV’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Program is partnering with Luby’s to host the event “Healthy Eating and Wellness at Luby’s,” with a percentage of the sales going to student scholarships in the hospitality ...

UTRGV and Saint Joseph Academy in Brownsville sign Dual Enrollment MOU

Thursday, January 16, 2020 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Saint Joseph Academy in Brownsville have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a Dual Credit program that will result in students earning up to 24 college credits at no cost to students and their ...

Lozano earns distinguished National Academy of Inventors Fellow status

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 — The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) honored UTRGV Professor Karen Lozano as one of 168 prolific academic innovators from across the world with the esteemed distinction of NAI Fellow status.

UTRGV professors receive grant to enhance agriculture

Friday, January 03, 2020 — Research by two UTRGV professors is monitoring the critical honeybee population in South Texas via tiny cameras placed on their hives.

Award-winning wildlife filmmaker and UTRGV legacy alum says his time in the Valley was ‘life-changing’

Thursday, January 02, 2020 — A last-minute change on a project turned into the start of an award-winning film career for Sandesh Kadur.

UTRGV celebrates 2019 with another year of successes

Monday, December 30, 2019 — This year was jam-packed with activities and significant changes for the UTRGV community, to include defining accomplishments like:

Rio Grande Valley culture inspires legacy alum’s first novel

Friday, December 27, 2019 — Experts say to write about what you know. So Rubén Degollado has done just that. Degollado, an alumnus of UTRGV legacy institution UT Pan American, released his first book, Throw, a novel, in February 2019. It’s the Rio Grande ...

UTRGV Department of Human Genetics part of international collaboration on genetics during organ development

Thursday, December 26, 2019 — Dr. John VandeBerg, a professor of Human Genetics at UTRGV, is part of an international research collaboration that has produced the first detailed roadmap of how our DNA sends its information to the embryo’s cells to control the ...

UTRGV alum grills up successful food truck

Monday, December 23, 2019 — “Qweenie hot dogs are savage - not average.” The catchphrase covers the top of a bright pink-and-black colored food truck, covered with crowns and alien-like characters journeying to “the unknown” with Qweenie. And the ...

UTRGV Learning Center places in national Innovation in Technology contest

Friday, December 20, 2019 — The UTRGV Learning Center received second place at the 2019 National College Learning Center Association’s Innovative Use of Technology Award competition.

Graduate overcomes own struggles to be first UTRGV graduate to earn a BS in Addiction Studies

Thursday, December 19, 2019 — Four years ago, Quincie Gomez did not recognize the girl standing in front of the mirror as she struggled with a substance use disorder.

Star of Bethlehem leads to astronomical questions

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — There are countless stars in the sky, but one, particularly, is tied to Christmas – the Star of Bethlehem. According to the Gospel of Matthew, a star led the magi to Jesus.

UTRGV alum says NFL internship with Tennessee Titans led him to career as Palmview HS athletic trainer

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 — For UTRGV alumnus Edwin Gomez – now an athletic trainer for his alma mater, Palmview High School – a coveted college internship with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans turned into the catalyst for a dream career.

UTRGV School of Medicine’s Professor Krouse conferred as fellow, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Monday, December 16, 2019 — Dr. Helene Krouse, professor and associate dean for Interprofessional Education at the UTRGV School of Medicine, was conferred as a Fellow Ad Eundem in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Dec. 9, 2019 in ...

Community Sustainability Ambassadors Program concludes with competition

Monday, December 16, 2019 — UTRGV’s Office for Sustainability (OFS) is working on an educational community experience program designed to help shape leaders in sustainable development and based on the philosophy that societal growth should consider environmental, ...

UTRGV Athletics graduates 13 after fall semester

Saturday, December 14, 2019 — Thirteen student-athletes graduated Dec. 13 and 14 in UTRGV’s Fall Commencement ceremonies, held at the Harlingen Convention Center and Bert Ogden Arena, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics said.

Well done, Vaqueros!

Saturday, December 14, 2019 — Graduation day finally arrived for more than 2,000 graduates who were the center of attention at UTRGV’s fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Class of 2019, you did it!

Friday, December 13, 2019 — Proud families and friends helped celebrate a major milestone for more than 580 graduates who walked on the first day, Dec. 13, of UTRGV’s fall commencement ceremonies at the Harlingen Convention Center.

UTRGV bell ringer says her younger sisters provided motivation to set a strong academic example

Thursday, December 12, 2019 — Viviana Garza, a mass communications major from San Benito, is graduating Dec. 13 after only two years at UTRGV.

Graduating UTRGV student reflects on his journey to get an education from across the border

Thursday, December 12, 2019 — It was more than a year ago when Brandon Ramirez, a UTRGV manufacturing engineering student, shared his personal and relatable story about getting an education in the United States while living in Mexico.

UTRGV professor highlights release of new book on the Amistad with scholarly week in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 — Dr. Matthew Christensen, a professor of English in UTRGV’s Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies, spent the final week of November in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he delivered the keynote address at Amistad Week.

Family pursues UTRGV degrees together, overcomes obstacles

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 — The hardest thing for Gabriel Carrizales, then a sailor in the U.S. Navy, wasn’t the time he spent overseas. It was a Red Cross message he received in 2009 while he was thousands of miles from home, deployed in the mountains of Afghanistan.

‘Born This Way’: Graduating UTRGV student uses class project to help teach acceptance

Monday, December 09, 2019 — Gabriel Islas, a graduating UTRGV student and Interdisciplinary EC-6 ESL major, said becoming comfortable with his own identity wasn’t easy.

UTRGV senior one of 15 students in the country to attend national Bunche political science program

Friday, December 06, 2019 — UTRGV senior and political science major Erika Gonzalez spent part of her summer far from home. She wasn’t on vacation, though.

UTRGV computer science major creates winning 2019 President’s Holiday Card

Tuesday, December 03, 2019 — Lidia Franzelly Garcia said the holidays are usually a time for her to reflect and create goals for the next year.

Three UTRGV art students complete residency program at Chautauqua School of Art in New York

Monday, December 02, 2019 — A giant lump of clay sat in the center of a circle of student artists.

UTRGV offers resources to help grow small businesses

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 — Lou Castro sat next to a small barbecue pit holding containers of TXQ Rubs, at the UTRGV Community Engagement & Student Success Building in Edinburg.

UTRGV’s Project PLEASE aims to strengthen special ed administration in the Valley

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 — Faculty in the UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration have been awarded a $1.2 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education to fund a collaborative initiative to help grow leaders in special education administration.

UTRGV earns kudos from UT System for tobacco-free efforts

Monday, November 25, 2019 — UT System Eliminate Tobacco Use initiative recently recognized UTRGV for its determination and commitment to ending tobacco usage on campus.

UTRGV MBA students place first nationally at Hotel ROI’s university competition

Monday, November 25, 2019 — Imagine camping under the stars – but in a glamorous way. Roughing it, but in comfort. It’s called “glamping,” and it proved to be a winning hotel concept for the UTRGV MBA student team representing UTRGV Hospitality and ...

UTRGV recognized for 6 top degree programs in the U.S.

Friday, November 22, 2019 — Multiple online degree programs at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley have been awarded top ranking status by Intelligent.com.

UTRGV Athletics set to launch Vaquero Village

Friday, November 22, 2019 — UTRGV Athletics has announced that Vaquero Village, a new pregame fan experience at UTRGV basketball games, will go live Dec. 3, right before the men’s basketball game against Sam Houston State.

UTRGV launches Physician Assistant Career Track program for high school students

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — Starting in Spring 2020, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will launch its new Physician Assistant Career Track (PACT) program, designed for South Texas high school students moving toward a Master of Physician Assistant Studies.

Vaquero Tech Centers officially open in the UTRGV Campus Bookstores

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 — Ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new Vaquero Tech Centers, located inside the UTRGV Campus Bookstores, were held Tuesday, Nov. 19, on the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses.

UTRGV Center for Latin American Arts presents an evening with the Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad Veracruzana

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 — The UTRGV Center for Latin American Arts will present an evening with the Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad Veracruzana, 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Performing Arts Complex on the Edinburg Campus and Dec. 8 at the TSC Performing Arts Center in ...

UTRGV to hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies for Vaquero Tech Centers in campus bookstores

Friday, November 15, 2019 — UTRGV is holding ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the university’s new Vaquero Tech Centers, located inside the UTRGV Campus bookstores on the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses.

City of McAllen presents $1M to help support UTRGV School of Medicine’s cancer immunology program

Friday, November 15, 2019 — The City of McAllen continued its support of The UTRGV School of Medicine with the presentation of a check for $1 million, 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the UTRGV Biomedical Research Building, 5300 N. L Street at the corner of Jackson and Dove in ...

UTRGV student veteran receives Help A Hero scholarship

Friday, November 08, 2019 — As Veteran’s Day approaches, one UTRGV student can celebrate being the recipient of the Veteran of Foreign Wars’ Sports Clips Help A Hero scholarship.

UTRGV COBE honors RGV Business Leaders

Thursday, November 07, 2019 — UTRGV’s Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship has recognized three area business leaders for their contributions to business and commerce.

UTRGV breaks ground on Institute for Neuroscience in Harlingen

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 — UTRGV President Guy Bailey and Dr. John Krouse, executive vice president for Health Affairs and dean of the UTRGV School of Medicine, on Nov. 6 led a groundbreaking ceremony for the new UTRGV Institute for Neuroscience, a $30 million, world-class ...

UTRGV’s Mercado named Psychologist of the Year by the Texas Psychological Association

Friday, November 01, 2019 — Dr. Alfonso Mercado, UTRGV associate professor of clinical psychology, has been named Psychologist of the Year by the Texas Psychological Association. He also has been elected TPA president beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

The Devil still Dances

Thursday, October 31, 2019 — “Folklore has no beginning and no end.”

Nature, the Original Haunted House

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 — Looking for a good scare this Halloween?

Sweet Repeat!

Friday, October 25, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Chess Team dominated their opponents this past weekend to walk away as the 2019 Texas Collegiate Super Finals champions for a second year in a row.

UTRGV’s Sigma Delta Pi chapter honored for outstanding activities in Spanish-language studies

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society has named UTRGV’s Alpha Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi an “Honor Chapter” for its activities during the 2018-19 academic year.

EPA awards grant to student water filtration project

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded funding to UTRGV for its Biochar-Geomedia Water Filter project, which will create a low-cost prototype filter to clear out lead and other harmful chemicals in drinking water.

UTRGV School of Medicine announces Vaqueros MD, early-assurance pre-med program

Monday, October 21, 2019 — The UTRGV School of Medicine, in partnership with the Honors College, has announced a new early-assurance, pre-med program for high school students throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

UTRGV Occupational Therapy grad students build skill and confidence using mixed-reality simulations

Thursday, October 17, 2019 — Creating connections and maintaining trust with patients are critical components in occupational therapy.

White House names UTRGV Professor Karen Lozano a Presidential Excellence Award recipient

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 — The White House has named UTRGV Professor Dr. Karen Lozano as one of 15 recipients nationwide of the 2019 Presidential Excellence Awards in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.

Priceless: BSM at UTRGV opens ‘pay-what-you-can’ restaurant

Monday, October 07, 2019 — When you order lunch at BSM Global Blends, you aren’t presented with a bill for the total cost, but rather, with a question: “What would you like to donate today?”

UTRGV Student Accessibility Services not limited to students with physical disabilities

Friday, October 04, 2019 — UTRGV’s Student Accessibility Services office offers a broad range of resources, including for pregnant students. But many have no idea just how diverse the services are.

Voting at UTRGV campus locations increased in 2018

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 — The percentage of students voting in last year’s elections at locations on UTRGV’s campuses across the Rio Grande Valley has gone up to 43.2 percent, from 39.1 percent in 2018.

UTRGV receives grant to continue Early Head Start child care program

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 — UTRGV has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to continue funding Head Start programs that provide comprehensive child care for children up to 3 years of age from low-income families.

UTRGV Student Food Pantry coordinator: ‘Poor college student’ label is no joke

Monday, September 30, 2019 — September is Hunger Action Month, a time to take a pro-active part in ending hunger.

‘Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion’ interactive exhibit now open to public at UTRGV Edinburg Campus

Monday, September 30, 2019 — The genius of Leonardo da Vinci is on display through December at the UTRGV Engineering Building on the Edinburg Campus.

UTRGV, City of Pharr, PSJA ISD celebrate groundbreaking of new natatorium

Friday, September 27, 2019 — The City of Pharr, in partnership with UTRGV and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District (PSJA ISD), on Sept. 27 celebrated the groundbreaking for a new natatorium.

NSF awards grant to UTRGV’s Akundi for regional engineering workshops

Friday, September 27, 2019 — Dr. Satya Aditya Akundi, UTRGV assistant professor of engineering technology, has been awarded a grant by The National Science Foundation to undertake a regional workforce development effort in conducting workshops on Model-Based Systems ...

Destination Ecuador: UTRGV anthropology duo lead field school

Friday, September 27, 2019 — Two UTRGV anthropology professors led a field school in South America this summer in a program that mentors students from around the world who are interested in practical field training and research in archaeology.

UTRGV senior selected to be a #TribFest19 Social Media Ambassador

Thursday, September 26, 2019 — Denisce Palacios, a senior at UTRGV, has been selected as one of the #TribFest19 social media ambassadors.

UTRGV SOM professor named NAM fellow for 2019-2021

Thursday, September 26, 2019 — Dr. Saul Rivas, clinical assistant professor of gynecology at the UTRGV School of Medicine, has been named the 2019-2021 Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow by the National Academy of Medicine.

Business vision inspires UTRGV alums to open Main Street Deli in Brownsville

Thursday, September 26, 2019 — A year ago, UTRGV alums Hector Zavala and his fiancée, Diana Medina, saw an opportunity

UTRGV opens Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Training Clinic in Edinburg

Monday, September 23, 2019 — UTRGV held a grand opening, Sept. 6, for a new Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Training Clinic that will provide a world-class education for the next generation of evidence-based and culturally grounded clinical psychology researchers, practitioners ...

UTRGV MSA student places second at national competition

Friday, September 20, 2019 — Elaijah Islam, a high school senior at the UTRGV Mathematics and Science Academy, already has an ideal career pathway.

Research fellowship inspires UTRGV senior to pursue engineering with cultural perspective

Thursday, September 19, 2019 — Nancy Bautista, a UTRGV senior majoring in mechanical engineering, was in class when she got an email that sent butterflies to her stomach. She didn’t open it until later that evening, though.

City of Edinburg, UTRGV partner on Leadership Development Program

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 — The UTRGV Office of Professional Education & Workforce Development will facilitate a series of workshops for managers and directors from all departments at the City of Edinburg, starting this month.

UTRGV unveils historic free-tuition program

Monday, September 16, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Monday announced the most expansive free-tuition program among public institutions in the state of Texas.

UTRGV program offers help for students struggling with addiction

Friday, September 13, 2019 — College students face challenges that go beyond academics. Some deal with issues outside the classroom – like addiction.

GAME START: Rider Esports brings gaming to UTRGV

Thursday, September 12, 2019 — If you ask about his childhood, Irving Guerrero will tell you just how video games shaped his life.

UTRGV President Guy Bailey Named 2019 Border Texan of the Year

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 — Dr. Guy Bailey, president of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, was named the 2019 Border Texan of the Year, for his commitment to providing students with a high-quality education at a low cost that leads to graduation and future positive ...

UTRGV and NCWIT partner to support women in computer science at UTRGV

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 — UTRGV and the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) are collaborating to create a two-year plan to improve gender equality in computer science at the university.

DreamScapes art exhibit now on view at UTRGV PAC lobby

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 — The UTRGV Office of Public Art is hosting a new art exhibit at the UTRGV Performing Arts Complex Lobby on the Edinburg Campus called DreamScapes, a posthumous celebration of the lives and talents of a family of area artists – Maxine ...

UTRGV receives NSF grant to further gravitational wave research

Friday, September 06, 2019 — The National Science Foundation recently awarded UTRGV’s Department of Physics and Astronomy a grant to further its gravitational wave research.

UTRGV MFA student finalist in AXA Art Prize

Thursday, September 05, 2019 — A self-portrait of Josie Delcastillo features the artist standing boldly against a blood orange sky. Given the tears in her eyes and the cactus spines sprouting from her silhouette, she appropriately named her award-winning piece, ...

UTRGV’s Jenet, BISD, BCIC partner to offer future space settlement design competition

Thursday, August 29, 2019 — Eighty high school students from the Brownsville Independent School District competed recently in the first Space Settlement Design Tournament: 2050 Lunar Mining Settlement, at Veterans Memorial Early College High School.

University marks fourth anniversary with UTRGV Day

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 — To celebrate four years of changing lives and making a difference in the region, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley marked its anniversary with UTRGV Day.

UTRGV Ballet Folklórico welcomes new Ballet Folklórico Alumni company

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 — Sara Sanchez, a UTRGV legacy alumna and high school folklórico instructor, recently ran into some of her former students on their way to dance rehearsal with UTRGV’s Ballet Folklórico.

Parade and Picnic highlight second day of UTRGV’s Fall 2019 semester

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 — UTRGV President Guy Bailey and his leadership team served up hamburgers to hundreds of students during the annual Picnic with the President at the Brownsville Campus.

UTRGV ranked second as Best Bang for your Buck university in the South

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 — Washington Monthly magazine has ranked UTRGV as the top public university in the South in the Best Bang for Your Buck category.

UTRGV’s first-day enrollment surpasses 29,000

Monday, August 26, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley welcomed 29,619 students to campus Monday, Aug. 26, the first day of the 2019 fall semester.

Vaquero Move-In Day: Making UTRGV home

Friday, August 23, 2019 — An estimated 850 UTRGV students are expected to be living on campus this academic year, and move-in days are always hectic and emotional.

Howdy, Y'all!

Thursday, August 22, 2019 — This week, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley welcomes more than 4,500 entering freshmen during the annual Vaquero Roundup.

UTRGV PA program celebrates 25 years of service to the Valley with this year’s White Coat Ceremony

Monday, August 19, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Department of Physician Assistant Studies commemorated its anniversary with a White Coat Ceremony to welcome 100 new PA students.

UTRGV Receives High Marks in Best Colleges Rankings

Thursday, August 15, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ranks third among public universities in Texas that provide the best value, according to the Best Colleges for Your Money 2019 rankings released by Money.com.

UTRGV students cherish experiences as they study in Florence, Italy, this summer

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 — The Cradle of the Italian Renaissance – Florence, Italy – provided the backdrop for an unforgettable UTRGV Study Abroad experience this summer for six undergraduate students.

JSTEM Summer Program campers create biofilters, collaborate with students in Ghana

Friday, August 09, 2019 — Sand, rocks and permeable concrete can help save lives, but you have to know how to use them. And a recent JSTEM Summer Program at UTRGV taught area high school students how to do just that.

UTRGV Summer Chess Camp participants learn from grandmasters

Friday, August 09, 2019 — In his final year at Rising Scholars Academy of South Texas, Rene Zavier Villarreal was part of the chess team, which won first place at the Texas Chess Association Regional Chess Championship.

A New Beginning: UTRGV dance alum going pro in the Big Apple

Friday, August 09, 2019 — UTRGV Dance Program alumnus Erick Perales is off to the Big Apple to begin his professional dance career.

NSF funds UTRGV professor’s TOROS telescope project to track cosmic gravitational wave events

Thursday, August 08, 2019 — The National Science Foundation has awarded UTRGV’s Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy (CGWA) $516,000 for the second phase of construction of a telescope dedicated to research on gravitational waves.

International study finds blood pressure over 24 hours is best predictor of heart, vascular disease

Wednesday, August 07, 2019 — Dr. Gladys Maestre, professor of neurosciences at The UTRGV School of Medicine, director of the Rio Grande Valley Alzheimer´s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging, and director of the Memory Disorders Center at the UTRGV Institute for ...

Several UTRGV organizations hold clothing drive to benefit Mujeres Unidas

Tuesday, August 06, 2019 — A simple, brand-new t-shirt dropped into a decorated donation box can make a big difference for one person.

UTRGV Names New Vice President and Director of Athletics

Friday, August 02, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced Friday that it has hired Chasse Conque (pronounced Chase Konk) as its new Vice President and Director of Athletics.

UTRGV student-made documentary now registered with the Library of Congress

Thursday, August 01, 2019 — Jillian Glantz, a senior political science major at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, knows how to seize an opportunity.

UTRGV School of Music announces the 2019-2020 Patron of the Arts Distinguished Artist Series

Thursday, August 01, 2019 — The UTRGV School of Music’s Patron of the Arts Series continues to bring world class performances to the university and Valley communities on both the Edinburg and Brownsville campuses.

UTRGV School of Medicine welcomes Class of 2023 with White Coat Ceremony

Saturday, July 27, 2019 — The UTRGV School of Medicine welcomed its newest 55 students July 27 with a White Coat Ceremony at UTRGV Performing Arts Auditorium.

‘Be Our Guest’

Friday, July 26, 2019 — In much the spirit of Lumiére’s grand song, “Be Our Guest,” UTRGV has launched a hospitality and tourism initiative designed to teach students about serving guests with style and meeting their needs with efficiency.

Kleberg Foundation awards UTRGV School of Medicine four-year grant for scholarships

Thursday, July 25, 2019 — The Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation has awarded The UTRGV School of Medicine a four-year, $2.5 million grant for scholarships for medical students from the Rio Grande Valley.

RGV Hispanic Chamber names UTRGV’s Quintanilla a ‘Woman of Distinction’

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 — Amanda Quintanilla, a victim services specialist at UTRGV, was selected recently by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (RGVHCC) as a Woman of Distinction.

UTRGV creates Agroecology Professional Development Institute

Thursday, July 18, 2019 — Science teachers from 15 school districts in the Rio Grande Valley will head back to their classrooms this fall with new curriculum, courtesy of the UTRGV Agroecology Professional Development Institute.

Eye of the be(er)holder

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 — It’s not about the type of beer that fills your glass; it’s all about the process. Just ask Steve Padilla.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UTRGV rehabilitation and counseling graduate program 14th in the nation

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 — UTRGV’s Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling is now ranked 14th in the nation among Best Rehabilitation Counseling Schools by U.S. News and World Report for the 2020 education category.

UTRGV ranked sixth among best online colleges in Texas

Friday, July 12, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been ranked sixth in the state by OnlineColleges.com on its list of Best Online Colleges in Texas for 2019-20, for the affordability and quality of its online programs.

UTRGV alum says music education is a way to hit life’s high notes

Thursday, July 11, 2019 — Mathew Campbell, a UTRGV alumni, has transformed music from a creative hobby to a lifelong passion and career.

UTRGV’s two-time national chess champions hosting week-long summer chess camp

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 — Members of the UTRGV Chess Team – two-time national champions as well as the Texas champions – are holding a summer camp for students and adults of various levels of accomplishment, from learning the game to upping it.

UTRGV hosts largest UTCRS Railway Safety summer camp to date

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 — The University Transportation Center for Railway Safety (UTCRS) rode into the world of STEM and transportation at its sixth annual summer camp for area elementary school students.

UTRGV Marine Science Summer Camp offers closeup look at marine life

Tuesday, July 09, 2019 — Alison Brovold’s children weren’t the only ones who learned from the UTRGV Marine Science Summer Camp.

UTRGV ROTA recipient loves research, but remains passionate about teaching

Monday, July 08, 2019 — Dr. Sue Anne Chew, assistant professor of Health and Biomedical Sciences at UTRGV, remembers the day she learned she had been selected for The University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award (ROTA).

UTRGV ROTA winner inspires students through the wonders of space

Monday, July 08, 2019 — Tiny, glowing balls of gas sparkle through the lens of a telescope on UTRGV’s Edinburg Campus.

UTRGV graduate design student takes Silver in national Addy competition

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 — UTRGV graduate student Monica Lugo recently made UTRGV history at the 2019 American Advertising Awards competition by becoming the first UTRGV student to advance to nationals and to receive an award at that level.

UTRGV offering new graduate certificate in sustainable community health promotion in social work

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 — UTRGV will offer a new graduate certificate in the School of Social Work aimed at enhancing sustainable community health in the field.

UTRGV Piano Camp fosters, encourages musical talent

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 — As one of two students at his school who plays piano, Andre Jesús García Garza, of Jubilee Brownsville, was looking for the opportunity to meet others who share his interest.

UTRGV’s Villalobos receives national award for scientific scholarship, STEM leadership

Tuesday, July 02, 2019 — Dr. Cristina Villalobos, a professor in the UTRGV School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, has been honored by the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology with the Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award ...

Two UTRGV faculty members named recipients of UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards

Monday, July 01, 2019 — Two UTRGV faculty members from the College of Health Professions and College of Sciences have been honored with one of the highest and most prestigious awards in the nation that recognizes teaching excellence – the 2019 Regents’ ...

In UTRGV’s Kariyat Lab, catching bugs catches students’ interest

Friday, June 28, 2019 — A bug-loving faculty member at UTRGV is sending his students out with nets.

Two UTRGV professors selected as PhysTEC Fellows

Thursday, June 27, 2019 — Dr. Nicolas Pereyra, UTRGV associate professor of physics, and Dr. Liang Zeng, UTRGV associate professor of physics, have been chosen as PhysTEC Fellows for the 2019-2020 cohort.

UTRGV students learn, experience the world through Study Abroad courses

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — This summer, 170 UTRGV students are traveling the world to discover new experiences through the Study Abroad program.

Stories to tell: UTRGV’S Fort Ringgold documentary earns Telly Award

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 — UTRGV’s Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS) program has two main goals: tell stories, and share the rich history of the Rio Grande Valley.

UTRGV’s Team Mario Summer Camp offers adventures for children on Autism Spectrum

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — The Team Mario Fun Fridays Summer Camp at the UTRGV Edinburg Campus took explorers on a trip into the wild with Animal Adventures, starting with a nursery rhyme to the Shel Silverstein poem, “Boa Constrictor.”

UTRGV Mariachi Aztlán prepares for summer performances

Friday, June 21, 2019 — The UTRGV Mariachi Aztlán has an exciting summer planned with performances in Chicago Illinois, Denver, Colorado, and Santa Barbara, California.

UTRGV hosts progress meeting to deliver updates on efforts to combat vector-borne diseases

Friday, June 21, 2019 — UTRGV kicked off the third annual progress meeting for the Western Gulf Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases, June 20 on the Edinburg Campus.

From Valley stage to an international one

Thursday, June 20, 2019 — UTRGV School of Music alumnus Clyde Guerra this year found himself living out one of his dreams – getting to showcase his talent on television.

Eleven UTRGV students named Charles Butt Scholars

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 — The second cohort of Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers, under the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation, includes 11 recipients from UTRGV.

UTRGV sends 18 students abroad with help from Gilman Scholarship

Thursday, June 13, 2019 — Eighteen UTRGV students from across the Rio Grande Valley have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to fund their studies abroad this summer.

Bringing pride and tradition: UTRGV reveals mascot

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley today unveiled the look of its new mascot – the Vaquero.

Students represent UTRGV at largest university model UN conference

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — Eight UTRGV students took part in the 2019 National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in New York City in April, participating as delegates in committees and discussing international issues of far-reaching impact.

UTRGV Men’s Basketball to host five summer camps

Thursday, June 06, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Men’s Basketball team will host five summer camps – Little Kids Camp (June 8), Shooting Camp (June 8), Skills Camp (June 10-12), Team Camp (June 14-16), and an Elite Camp (August 9-10) – ...

UTRGV partners with TAMU, UTMB for course in outbreak investigation

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 — Students from three universities, including UTRGV, traveled across Texas to get field experience in outbreak investigation and learn about the One Health initiative, as part of a cooperative course between UTRGV, Texas A&M University and The ...

UTRGV to offer Master of Science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has received approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to create a Master of Science (MS) degree program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

UTRGV expands summer camps, programs in Brownsville and SPI

Friday, May 31, 2019 — In its ongoing efforts to expand programs and classes across the Rio Grande Valley, UTRGV has added summer camps and programs on the Brownsville Campus throughout June and July.

UTRGV students share disaster preparedness research findings with area officials

Friday, May 31, 2019 — There are almost 180,000 people in the Rio Grande Valley living with a disability, and most are not prepared to deal with a disaster like a hurricane.

UTRGV School of Medicine wins TMA student chapter of the year

Thursday, May 30, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine has won the Texas Medical Association-Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) 2018-2019 Chapter of the Year Award for its efforts in community service and recruitment of TMA members.

UTRGV School of Nursing welcomes prospective students from Project HEAL2

Friday, May 24, 2019 — The UTRGV School of Nursing on May 23 welcomed eight students from the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District who are prospective UTRGV nursing students.

Experience the Opera at UTRGV

Friday, May 24, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Opera Theater will present one of the greatest operas of all time, “Carmen,” in Spanish with English captions, on May 29-30 and June 2.

UTRGV, a Seal of Excelencia finalist, recognized for helping Latino students succeed

Friday, May 24, 2019 — UTRGV is one of 20 universities and colleges selected by Excelencia in Education as a finalist for the Seal of Excelencia.

UTRGV Department of Public Affairs and Security Studies hosts first Borderland Security Conference

Thursday, May 23, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Department of Public Affairs and Security Studies hosted its first Borderland Security Conference, “On the Border by the Sea,” May 23-24 at the PlainsCapital Bank El Gran Salón on the ...

Three outstanding community leaders recognized as UTRGV 2019 Distinguished Alumni

Thursday, May 23, 2019 — UTRGV recently hosted its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards, the highest honor an alumnus of UTRGV or one of its legacy institutions can receive.

UT System Board of Regents gives go-ahead to UTRGV for a Doctor of Audiology degree

Thursday, May 23, 2019 — The University of Texas System Board of Regents has approved the planning process for a new graduate degree program, a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.), for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

UTRGV Chess Team recognized at Texas State Capitol in Austin

Thursday, May 23, 2019 — The UTRGV Chess Team – back-to-back national champions in the Final Four of Collegiate Chess – took a triumphal mini tour of Austin on May 22 to accept kudos, resolutions and proclamations from Gov. Greg Abbott, the House and the ...

UTRGV Academic Affairs leader testifies before House SubCommittee on higher education and labor

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 — Dr. Patricia Alvarez McHatton, UTRGV executive vice president for Academic Affairs, Student Success, and P-16 Integration, testified Wednesday, May 22, in Washington, D.C., before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment.

RGV home to least popular bird in the United States

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — A biology professor at UTRGV says misidentification and location have stacked the odds against the Couch's Kingbird.

UTRGV legacy alumna says business degree helps provide skills for running her flamenco dance company

Friday, May 17, 2019 — UTRGV legacy alumna Mercy Renteria’s love for dance began when she was just 3 years old. She earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from UTPA, recognizing that even a dancer would need business sense. Now a ...

FESTIBA 2020 Mariachi Festival awarded $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Friday, May 17, 2019 — The UTRGV FESTIBA 2020 Mariachi Festival has been awarded a grant from Art Works, the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grant-making program.

UTRGV leads in Texas for innovation and excellence in online education

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 — UTRGV’s Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technology (COLTT) has been recognized with the “Outstanding Commitment to Excellence & Innovation in Distance Learning by an Organization” award, by the Texas Distance ...

Math & Science Academy generates youngest graduates at UTRGV

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 — The youngest graduates at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Spring Commencement ceremonies were high school students enrolled in the university’s Math and Science Academy.

More than 2,600 graduate in day two of UTRGV commencement ceremonies

Saturday, May 11, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley continued the graduation celebrations on Saturday, May 11, when more than 2,600 prospective graduates walked the stage in front of family and loved ones to receive their degrees during 2019 Spring ...

Texas Bar Foundation awards grant to UTRGV to help empower youth in the foster system

Friday, May 10, 2019 — The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded funding to UTRGV to improve college readiness among foster youth in the Rio Grande Valley.

UTRGV graduates first group of ‘First Class’ Vaqueros

Friday, May 10, 2019 — The first of seven 2019 Spring Commencement ceremonies for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley began Friday in Brownsville, as friends and family assembled to watch their loved ones cap off their academic careers.

UTRGV Opera Theater to present Bizet’s Carmen

Friday, May 10, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Opera Theater will present one of the greatest operas of all time, “Carmen,” in Spanish with English captions, on May 29-30 and June 2.

Twins set to graduate from UTRGV this weekend with Environmental Science degrees

Thursday, May 09, 2019 — Jahdiel Salazar and Josabeth Navarro are not afraid to get their hands dirty. The fraternal twin sisters each will accept her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science this weekend, after taking every class together along the way.

Striving for better: UTRGV graduate ready for next chapter

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 — Family vacations, spending time with friends, taking a break from schoolwork – college students usually envision those as summer break activities.

UTRGV named Frontier University in Practice of Community Engagement

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 — UTRGV is one of 100 universities selected for inclusion in the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advance Studies in Culture Field Guide for Urban University-Community Partnerships.

UTRGV moves up in Carnegie Classification

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was recently elevated to the second-highest classification of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

MBA grad survives health challenge, now helps other UTRGV students succeed

Tuesday, May 07, 2019 — When UTRGV graduate student Griselda Muñoz walks across the stage May 10 to accept her master’s degree in business, she knows the sources of her strength will be sitting in the audience – her 13-year old twins, Christian and ...

Second annual UTRGV Family Medicine Symposium to be held May 17 at Knapp Conference Center

Tuesday, May 07, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine’s three Family Medicine residency programs will have their second annual Family Medicine Research Symposium, noon to 5 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Knapp Conference Center in Weslaco.

UTRGV School of Medicine donates white coats to Lamar Academy in McAllen

Tuesday, May 07, 2019 — Dr. John H. Krouse, executive vice president for Health Affairs at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and dean of the UTRGV School of Medicine, visited with students at Lamar Academy in McAllen on Tuesday, April 30, to donate white coats ...

Multicultural arts take the spotlight at UTRGV’s new Center for Latin American Arts

Tuesday, May 07, 2019 — UTRGV is set to open a new center for multinational events that will act as a cultural hub for Latin American music, theatre, art, art history, creative writing and dance.

More than 3,000 graduates to walk at UTRGV spring commencement ceremonies

Tuesday, May 07, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will graduate a total of 3,400 students in seven ceremonies at the 2019 Spring Commencement on May 10-11.

Exceptional accomplishments by faculty recognized at annual UTRGV awards program

Thursday, May 02, 2019 — Faculty members at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley were recognized, celebrated, and honored for their exceptional accomplishments during the annual Faculty Excellence Awards Thursday, May 2.

UTRGV to host first NSF INCLUDES Symposium geared toward Latinas in STEM Academic Careers

Monday, April 29, 2019 — Meant to address best practices and lessons to enhance successful STEM careers, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will host the NSF INCLUDES Symposium for ADVANCING Latinas in STEM Academic Careers on May 16-17 at The Pearl South Padre ...

UTRGV program to help bring regional history to Edinburg and Brownsville K-12 classrooms

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — Thanks to a newly-funded program spearheaded by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley B3 Institute, local students from two school districts and their communities will have the opportunity to immerse themselves and better understand the ...

FAST FORWARD

Thursday, April 18, 2019 — As the climate warms, the amount of rainfall likely will change. Although we have a good idea of how rainfall will change along the Gulf Coast, the models for South Texas are less clear. Who can say if there will be fewer or more intense storms? ...

RGV parents and school districts unite to support Dual Language Education

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — The UTRGV Center for Bilingual Studies (CBS) and RGV Parents United for Excellent Dual Education (RGV PUEDE) recently held their third annual parent conference, “Strengthening Parent-School Partnerships for Dual Language Education.”

UTRGV admitted into prestigious Carnegie Project on Education Doctorate consortium

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is one of nine institutions of higher education to be accepted this year into the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate.

DRAMA QUEEN

Monday, April 15, 2019 — Many people are afraid of being on stage.

UTRGV million dollar grant and new program to be announced April 23

Monday, April 15, 2019 — The UTRGV B3 Institute will host a press conference, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, to announce a major grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.

UTRGV sophomore shares supportive story in winning ‘Family of the Year’ essay contest

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 — Family and support are the two words that matter the most to Amanda Cruz, an interdisciplinary studies sophomore at UTRGV.

UTRGV School of Medicine welcomes new cancer immunology team

Tuesday, April 09, 2019 — The University of Texas School of Medicine recently welcomed its new cancer immunology team with a signing ceremony at the UTRGV/UT Health RGV Biomedical Research Building.

UTRGV launching Executive Education programs to serve top-level leaders in varied industries

Monday, April 08, 2019 — UTRGV, through its newly established Office of Professional Education & Workforce Development, will launch several executive education programs in the coming months.

Back to Back Champions

Monday, April 08, 2019 — The UTRGV Chess Team successfully has defended its title as national champions of the President’s Cup, during the Final Four of Collegiate Chess this weekend at the Marshall Chess Club in New York City.

UTRGV Chess Team defends national title for second win in President's Cup

Sunday, April 07, 2019 — They've done it again!

More than 250 students to compete at UTRGV Electric Car Competition

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 — The parking lot in front of the UTRGV Biomedical Research and Health Building on the Brownsville Campus will be the site for the second annual UTRGV Electric Car Competition, Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

New UTRGV online graduate certificate focuses on global sustainability management

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 — The Graduate College at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has approved a new graduate certificate under the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship aimed at preparing students for careers in international ...

UTRGV mentoring unexpected advocates for Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 — Among the senior citizen visitors and vendors at a recent Winter Texan event in Alamo, a small group of high school students line-dancing looked a little out of place.

UTRGV donors and scholarship recipients meet during annual luncheon

Tuesday, April 02, 2019 — UTRGV scholarship recipients had a chance to meet the donors who are investing in their education during the university’s annual Donor Scholarship Luncheon March 19 on the Brownsville Campus and again March 21 on the Edinburg Campus.

UTRGV receives grant for soil science initiatives

Tuesday, April 02, 2019 — Dr. Engil Pereira, assistant professor of soil ecology in the UTRGV School of Earth, Environment, and Marine Sciences (SEEMS), has been awarded a grant to help students gain soil science research training and promote networking opportunities.

UTRGV art professor awarded fellowship for work in Spanish Colonial art

Monday, April 01, 2019 — Dr. Katherine McAllen, assistant professor of Latin American Art History in the UTRGV School of Art, has been awarded the Thoma Art Foundation post-doctoral fellowship for her work in Spanish colonial art.

You’ve Got Email

Monday, April 01, 2019 — All UTRGV legacy alumna and teacher Margaret Medina-Olivarez wanted was a picture of her elementary school students in university T-shirts.

UTRGV hosts International Women’s Day celebration on Brownsville Campus

Friday, March 29, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s International Admissions and Student Services department in the Office of Global Engagement hosted its annual International Women’s Day ceremony Thursday, March 28, at Salón Cassia on ...

UTRGV Geology Club hits gold, celebrates 50th anniversary

Monday, March 25, 2019 — This school year, The Geology Club at UTRGV celebrates its 50th anniversary, and the student organization, which started as part of UTRGV legacy institution UT Pan American, has grown in focus over the years.

UTRGV Student Media group takes home 58 TIPA awards, and its first Director’s Trophy

Monday, March 25, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Student Media was victorious during the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association competitions, held March 13-16 in Corpus Christi.

UTRGV Brownsville Campus is the site for the second annual UTRGV Electric Car Competition

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — The excitement of motorsport to inspire middle and high school students to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies is coming to the UTRGV Brownsville Campus.

Studying the Stars

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 — UTRGV students can now be involved with all aspects of a space mission now that the university’s newest facility, STARGATE, officially opened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 18.

Presidential Graduate Research Assistantship Program hosts reception for awardees

Friday, March 15, 2019 — The UTRGV Graduate College hosted its first Presidential Graduate Research Assistantship (PGRA) reception March 7 in the University Ballroom on the Edinburg Campus, to honor recipients and their mentors and give participants updates on the program.

UTRGV School of Medicine celebrates opening of its Biomedical Research building in McAllen

Thursday, March 14, 2019 — The University of Texas School of Medicine is expanding its research endeavors – and taking UTRGV one step closer to becoming an Emerging Research university – with the opening of its new biomedical research building in McAllen.

UTRGV event brings together SOM, Nursing, PA students for interprofessional team-building event

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 — Students from the UTRGV School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Physician Assistant Studies Program in the College of Health Professions received an early glimpse into working in a team-based environment to help a patient.

UTRGV School of Medicine, College of Education and P-16 Integration offer behavioral health course

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine has teamed up with the College of Education and P-16 Integration to equip students with behavioral health skills to transform the future of medical care in the Valley.

Commencement Message Spring 2019

Friday, March 08, 2019 — We are pleased to announce the dates and times for UTRGV’s Spring Commencement Ceremonies.

UTRGV legacy alumna recognized with Milken Award for teaching excellence

Friday, March 08, 2019 — Krystal Contreras, a fourth-grade teacher in San Benito and an alumna of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has received Texas’ Milken Educator Award for the 2018-2019 academic year. She is the sole recipient in the state and first ...

Students create ‘The Vaquero List’ in response to exhibit featuring influential Latinos

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 — A trip to the International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) a while back to view the work of American filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders gave two UTRGV professors and a digital photography class an idea.

STEM-Community Engagement grant takes shape at UTRGV

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 — Congressional representatives and community leaders from ARISE and LUPE joined UTRGV faculty and students March 1, to kick off a $1.48M faculty-community partnership grant.

UTRGV junior represents South Texas citrus industry as Queen Citrianna the 82nd

Monday, March 04, 2019 — UTRGV student Alexandria Canchola has joined the ranks of Rio Grande Valley citrus royalty, reigning this year as Queen Citrianna the 82nd.

Book talk on Chicana Movidas captivates university community

Friday, March 01, 2019 — The theme of empowerment was on full display on the UTRGV Brownsville Campus Friday, March 1, as part of FESTIBA 2019 with a special book talk with the authors of “Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism in the Movement Era.”

UTRGV, Harlingen CISD and City of Harlingen collaborate to construct new building

Thursday, February 28, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the City of Harlingen and Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District on Thursday, Feb. 28, announced they will build a new UTRGV/Early College High School campus in Harlingen, and signed a ...

UTRGV alumna finds success mixing her two passions: marketing and fashion

Thursday, February 21, 2019 — Picture this: Lights. Models on a catwalk. Photographers. Designers. Music. And a college professor, strutting in with a marketing strategy in hand and ready for a fashion show.

‘They Call Me Güero’: UTRGV literature professor celebrates Mexican-American culture and youth

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 — Spanish-speakers often refer to a person with light hair, eyes and complexion as “güero” – a term of endearment free of cultural or racial overtones.

UTRGV researchers uncovering South Texas’s part in the Underground Railroad

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 — Lessons about the Underground Railroad often focus on escaped slaves heading north to free states and Canada.

UTRGV Strategic Initiatives Symposium highlights university achievements, successes

Thursday, February 14, 2019 — From presentations on research involving sea turtle tumors, to transcending language boundaries, UTRGV Transforming Our World Strategic Initiatives Symposiums on both campuses showcased 10 projects spanning several disciplines of study.

The Science of Love

Thursday, February 14, 2019 — Love. (We can already hear you sighing.) By all accounts, it’s complicated. Very, very complicated. One professor at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley agrees that yes, love is, in fact, complicated. So he has turned to science to ...

Area middle school students advance to MATHCOUNTS state competition

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 — Eighty-four middle school students from across the Rio Grande Valley competed in MATHCOUNTS on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the UTRGV Edinburg Campus.

History Lesson: UTRGV students, CHAPS program assemble Civil War exhibit

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 — Gloves on, case open and an instructor telling students to be careful as they lift a historical rifle to be placed inside a glass case: It’s the beginning of bringing a Civil War exhibit to life.

Medical Academy in Olmito wins first place at UT Health RGV School of Medicine ECAHP competition

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 — UT Health RGV School of Medicine hosted its first Education Collaboration for Aspiring Health Professionals (ECAHP) competition Feb. 9, at its Medical Education Building Auditorium on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus.

The Love Equation

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 — There's a lot of love in the air on Valentine's Day – but none of it is for math. And while many of us often try to avoid it, math actually has been dealing with relationships for a long time.

UTRGV project commits to helping Valley elementary school teachers expand on local history

Monday, February 11, 2019 — Two University of Texas Rio Grande Valley professors have received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a project focused on how to implement Rio Grande Valley history into elementary classrooms.

New Fellowship awarded to UTRGV graduate students to advance sustainability research

Friday, February 08, 2019 — Ten UTRGV graduate students have been selected to carry out their research in collaboration with the Office for Sustainability (OFS), as Sustainability Fellows.

More than 100 students win awards at 59th annual RGV Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 — UTRGV recently hosted more than 700 middle and high school students from across South Texas as they participated in the 59th annual Rio Grande Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair (RGVRSEF).

UTRGV IPP gearing up for study abroad trip funded by new grant

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 — UTRGV International Programs and Partnerships is now accepting scholarship applications for a study abroad course, “Sustainable Energy and Water Resource Management,” taking place in Argentina this summer.

UTRGV professors recognized for their work in bilingual education

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 — Two UTRGV philosophy professors who founded an organization dedicated to improvements in bilingual education have been given a special award for their work.

UTRGV School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling offers new leadership program for female undergrad students

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 — The UTRGV School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling has initiated a new program called Leadership Now, open to undergraduate female students majoring or minoring in rehabilitation services and counseling.

UTRGV School of Medicine employees promote healthy habits with daily exercise

Friday, February 01, 2019 — A friendly challenge between coworkers has grown into a daily exercise routine for employees at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine’s Clinical Education Building in Harlingen.

Empowered through Music

Friday, February 01, 2019 — Alexa Posas smooths back her hair with the palm of her hand in a dressing room inside the UTRGV Performing Arts. Clad in a blue and silver chaquetilla (waist jacket) adorned with sparkling rivets and crystal accents dotting the sleeves, Posas is ...

UT Health RGV now offering orthopedic and sports medicine services in Weslaco and Harlingen

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 — UT Health Rio Grande Valley is expanding its clinical services to offer orthopedic and sports medicine care.

MS in Bioethics approved for UTRGV School of Medicine

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 — The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine to offer a Master of Science in Bioethics degree program.

UTRGV alumna begins reign as Miss Fiesta San Antonio

Friday, January 25, 2019 — UTRGV alumna and San Antonio native Victoria Gonzalez is more than ready for the responsibilities of being crowned Miss Fiesta San Antonio 2019.

UT Health RGV celebrates opening of its Surgery and Women’s Specialty practice

Thursday, January 24, 2019 — Patients in Harlingen will not have to travel far to receive specialized care in surgery and women’s health.

UTRGV researcher makes bold fruit selections for wine

Thursday, January 24, 2019 — In a small winery near Raymondville, bottles without formal labels line the wall. The tops are marked simply, with numbers written on red, green and yellow stickers.

UTRGV and City of Matamoros open student services office in IMACULTA

Thursday, January 24, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the City of Matamoros, Tamps., Mexico, have partnered to provide a student services center in that city.

UTRGV School of Medicine professor researching new treatment for endometriosis

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 — A drug previously deemed clinically useless might have promise repurposed as a treatment for endometriosis, according to research being done at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine.

UTRGV ranked among the nation’s most affordable master’s online programs

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been ranked 19th among the top 25 public universities for affordability in online master’s degrees, by bestmastersprograms.org.

UTRGV joins three other minority-serving institutions in BranchEd initiative to help train teachers

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 — The UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration is one of four minority-serving institutions selected by the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity (BranchEd) to join its national Teacher Preparation Transformation Center, supported by the ...

UTRGV’s University Transportation Center for Railway Safety (UTCRS) earns award for leadership

Monday, January 21, 2019 — The Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) has awarded The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley the council’s inaugural Workforce Development and Technology Transfer Leadership Award.

UTRGV: Men’s Intramural Flag Football team claims national championship title

Friday, January 18, 2019 — For the men’s intramural flag football team at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, there was no better way to ring in the New Year than by winning the national title.

UTRGV Chess team advance to defend national title

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 — The UTRGV Chess Team, fresh off a successful tournament at the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championship, now will defend its title as national champions at the Presidents’ Cup in April in New York.

Grant to allow roomier bus shelters to be installed at UTRGV campuses

Monday, January 14, 2019 — In the future, students and employees at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley who commute via the Vaquero Express Campus Connector route will have new, comfortable bus shelters thanks to a grant received by the Lower Rio Grande Valley ...

UTRGV legacy alum’s storytelling curiosity builds popular local blog

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 — Robert Lopez, a UTRGV legacy alum, classifies himself as a nine-to-five guy.

UTRGV Online MBA alum scores profession dealing with international business for San Antonio

Tuesday, January 08, 2019 — UTRGV alumnus Jean-Luc Mette is no stranger to international borders.

UTRGV alumna soars to success as member of world- famous Houston Rockets Power Dancers

Monday, January 07, 2019 — When the Houston Rockets kicked off the season in October, Pharr native and UTRGV alumna Sarah Nicole Zepeda hit the court for the first time as a Rockets Power Dancer (RPD) for the NBA team.

Alumni pay tribute to former mentor through art exhibition

Friday, January 04, 2019 — Former students of late UTRGV Art Professor Carlos G. Gomez, including a current UTRGV art instructor, came together in November to participate in an art exhibit in his memory.

UTRGV alumna dances into the future with world-famous Ballet Folklórico de México

Thursday, January 03, 2019 — The coming New Year will mark the start of an exciting chapter in Jennifer Lozano’s life, when the UTRGV alumna joins one of the premier dance companies in the world – the Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández.

Is 2019 the year for your new business?

Sunday, December 30, 2018 — Losing weight and spending less money aren’t the only popular New Year resolutions. Starting a new business tops the list for many people.

2018: UTRGV salutes the past, embraces the future, with full year of successes

Friday, December 28, 2018 — UTRGV has had an outstanding 2018, highlighted by exciting accomplishments, new programs and distinguished awards.

STAY TUNED: RGV Tuba Christmas set to break Guinness World Record

Sunday, December 23, 2018 — The soothing sounds of low brass filled the McAllen Convention Center on Dec. 2, as hundreds of guests gathered to enjoy a holiday tradition – the annual RGV Tuba Christmas.

UTRGV announces 11 Valley legislative internships for 2019

Friday, December 21, 2018 — Eleven UTRGV students are about to embark on an experience that will change their lives, with a spring internship at the State Capital during the 86th Texas Legislative Session.

Santa’s Logistical Nightmare

Friday, December 21, 2018 — Just the sight of Christmas lights, tinsel and wrapping paper can bring smiles. But when you get down to the brass tacks, the holiday is about logistics.

OVAVP receives funding to continue advocacy services to UTRGV community

Thursday, December 20, 2018 — The Office of Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention (OVAVP) at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has received a two-year grant to fund the expansion of the department to better provide immediate assistance to those in need.

UTRGV graduates celebrate milestone on second day of Commencement ceremonies

Saturday, December 15, 2018 — Mission accomplished for close to 2,000 graduates who participated in The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s three Fall 2018 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 15.

UTRGV graduates First Class of Vaqueros

Friday, December 14, 2018 — Fall commencement kicked off on a windy Friday on the Student Union Lawn in Brownsville, as 560 graduates received their diplomas from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

UTRGV business grad walks knowing she has a job with Ernst & Young come August

Friday, December 14, 2018 — When Paola Alaniz, of Pharr, graduates Saturday, Dec. 15, from UTRGV with a Master of Accountancy (MACC), her dream job is already waiting for her at one of the world’s largest accounting firms – Ernst & Young.

Steps across graduation stage leave footprints to follow

Friday, December 14, 2018 — All three of Yanelly Palomo’s siblings will be in the audience Friday, Dec. 15, to watch their eldest sister graduate from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with a degree in biology.

Master’s student graduates with support from family

Thursday, December 13, 2018 — Francisco Rafael Torres Diaz is no stranger to facing challenges.

Family thanks UTRGV mass communication graduate for not giving up

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 — Families almost universally dream of seeing their college student walk across the stage in a cap and gown, big, bright smiles in place. That’s when they know – the ups and downs of getting there were all worthwhile.

UTRGV, Harlingen CISD to form high school to medical school pipeline for health professions

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 — In an effort to cultivate more homegrown health providers, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is entering into a new partnership with the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District.

Graphic design major wins 2018 UTRGV Holiday Card Contest

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 — The holidays came early for UTRGV sophomore Ashley Garcia, of Brownsville, who captured first place in the annual President’s Holiday Card Contest.

UTRGV student Brandon Ramirez’s journey proves education transcends borders

Monday, December 10, 2018 — At 5 a.m., most college students can be found binge-watching their favorite TV shows, cramming for their next exam, or maybe even sleeping.

UTRGV Chief of Police named Chief of the Year by UT System

Friday, December 07, 2018 — Taking in stride the challenges of integrating a new university police department and communication system are just a few of the reasons UTRGV Chief of Police Raul Munguia has been named Chief of the Year by The University of Texas (UT) System.

Making a positive change: UTRGV students, faculty traveled to rural Peru to provide medical care

Friday, December 07, 2018 — Visiting the dentist or making a doctor’s appointment are simple errands that we, in the United States, are able to schedule to keep our health on track. In Peru, however, that is not the case as a group of UTRGV students and faculty ...

The Body Project at UTRGV: You don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful

Thursday, December 06, 2018 — Do you like what you see in the mirror? For many college students, the answer is no.

Two UTRGV School of Medicine faculty appointed to UT System’s Shine Academy

Thursday, November 29, 2018 — Dr. Arden Dingle and Dr. Andrew Dentino from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine have been selected to serve on The University of Texas System Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Academy of Health Science Education.

Get out and go running: UTRGV’s South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute working to bring attention to diabetes

Thursday, November 29, 2018 — Diabetes is one of the most common and complex diseases in the United States, and according to the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people with diabetes is expected to rise to 522 million by 2030.

Vaqueros Men’s Soccer Club earns bid to national tournament

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 — The Vaqueros Men’s Soccer Club at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will compete at the NIRSA National Soccer Championships Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, in a bid to make history and bring home a national title.

WEEK OF THANKS: Sharing

Thursday, November 22, 2018 — Thanksgiving Day means eating lots of food and spending time with friends and family in most American households. For students studying abroad, however, the holiday may bring a sense of loneliness or displacement.

A WEEK OF THANKS: Traditions

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — Every fourth Thursday in November, families and friends gather to reflect on what makes them grateful. And sometimes, they eat way too much and fall asleep on the sofa.

UTRGV junior elected Texas Civic Ambassador for 2018-2019

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 — Mission native and UTRGV junior Alyssa Guajardo has been elected a Texas Civic Ambassador for the 2018-2019 academic school year.

A WEEK OF THANKS: Professional Support

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 — First impressions matter, especially in the hiring process.

A WEEK OF THANKS: Bounty

Monday, November 19, 2018 — Season’s greetings encompass more than just cooler weather and grand meals: The UTRGV Student Food Pantry works diligently all year to provide students with enough food to celebrate the season of giving.

UTRGV Opera Theater presents ‘Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena’ this weekend

Friday, November 16, 2018 — Expressive gestures and pure emotion are two of the major components in opera theater. Cast members are responsible for portraying a story through music, using their bodies as tools and their powerful voices to tell the tale.

A WEEK OF THANKS: Good Health

Friday, November 16, 2018 — “At one time, there was nothing here, there was nothing but land,” said Yolanda Chapa, chief administrator of Hidalgo County. “But now you see a Boys and Girls Club. You see a WIC office. And now, a clinic.”

A WEEK OF THANKS: Camaraderie

Thursday, November 15, 2018 — Maimonides, Blackwell, Osler or Galen … which house would choose you?

UTRGV School of Medicine hosts grand opening for its third Area Health Education Center

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 — The UTRGV School of Medicine celebrated the opening of its third Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Wednesday, Nov. 14, in San Carlos in Hidalgo County.

UTRGV graduate students reflect on summer fellowships at Archer Center

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 — Two graduate students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley served as summer Fellows in Washington, D.C., at The Archer Center, living and working as interns in the nation’s capital.

UTRGV biomedical student conducting diabetes-related research recognized at conference

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 — A University of Texas Rio Grande Valley biomedical sciences student’s diabetes-related research was recognized at the first Capital of Texas Undergraduate Research Conference held at UT Austin this month.

Veterans join forces with UTRGV Theatre Department

Friday, November 09, 2018 — Jonathan Romero, a student veteran and theater major at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is part of a project that delves into the difficult lives of veterans and their families.

UTRGV partners with university in Reynosa to train faculty for the Bilingual International Sustainability Education model

Thursday, November 08, 2018 — The Universidad Tecnológica de Tamaulipas Norte (UTTN), in Reynosa, Tamps., Mexico, successfully completed a 10-week training in Pedagogical Foundations at UTRGV.

UT Health RGV, UTRGV Athletics partner to offer healthcare services to university’s student-athletes

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 — UT Health RGV, the clinical practice of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, has formed a partnership with the UTRGV Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to offer healthcare services to the university’s ...

Legislative internships available for UTRGV’s spring 2019 semester

Monday, November 05, 2018 — Students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are encouraged to apply for the Rio Grande Valley Legislative Internship Program (VLIP).

China Students’ summer trip to China provided indelible experiences

Thursday, November 01, 2018 — Imagine a summer adventure that includes hiking the Great Wall of China, observing giant pandas at the Shanghai Zoo, and interning at global advertising agencies.

UTRGV Brownsville named one of the most haunted campuses in Texas

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 — What is it that is so appealing about ghost stories? Is it the thrill of being a part of something out of this world? Is it a glimpse into the possibility that just maybe we aren’t alone or that there’s an afterlife? Whatever the ...

UTRGV notes growth in its number of dual enrollment high school students

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Dual Enrollment Program is reporting a bump in the number of students earning college credit.

UTRGV awarded NSF grant to enhance STEM instruction

Monday, October 29, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will participate in a cooperative grant, along with the University of Colorado and Front Range Community College, designed to enhance undergraduate teaching in STEM fields.

UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration initiates discussion:

Friday, October 26, 2018 — The UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration’s Hispanic-Serving College of Education Convening, held recently at the Cambria Hotel in McAllen, opened an important national dialogue about the university’s status and goals as a ...

UTRGV Chess Team wins Texas Collegiate Super Finals

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — They’ve done it again.

UTRGV Superhero Project reveals superpowers, wins national award

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 — A University of Texas Rio Grande Valley project aimed at creating a safer campus has been given a national recognition from the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association’s Best Practices/Institutional Impact Award.

UTRGV embraces its pride at United Union

Monday, October 15, 2018 — Rainbow flags adorned The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Student Union in Edinburg and Brownsville in recognition of National Coming Out Day.

Shell honored with 2018 CIENCIA Award for focus on STEM education

Monday, October 15, 2018 — Shell has been a longtime supporter of the Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and this year, the company has been honored with the HESTEC CIENCIA award, bestowed for the ...

UTRGV’s Animal Therapy Club helps provide fuzzy stress relief for students

Friday, October 12, 2018 — UTRGV junior and Animal Therapy Club President Tyra McCullough speaks with a passion about the importance of proper training for service dogs.

Healthy eating at the forefront of UTRGV Community Garden Day

Friday, October 12, 2018 — Trowels in hand, students and staff from organizations and departments across the UTRGV Edinburg Campus planted seeds for a raised garden bed on Community Garden Day in late September at the UTRGV Garden & Greenhouse.

SeaPerch Challenge tests the STEM minds of students through underwater robot challenge

Friday, October 05, 2018 — More than 30 middle school and high school teams from across the Rio Grande Valley participated in the annual U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge, a staple of Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week at The University of Texas Rio ...

UTRGV School of Medicine hosts opening for second Area Health Education Center

Friday, October 05, 2018 — The UTRGV School of Medicine celebrated the opening of its second Area Health Education Center (AHEC) on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Bob Clark Social Service Center in Cameron County.

Augmented Reality Exhibit at UTRGV allows guests to experience the impossible

Friday, October 05, 2018 — School children from across the Rio Grande Valley got to walk with dinosaurs, swim with dolphins and take a walk on the moon, courtesy of the Augmented Reality Exhibit at the Fieldhouse on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus.

England: Students study children’s literature, celebrate royal wedding in England

Thursday, October 04, 2018 — In 1926, a children’s story was published about a little boy and his stuffed bear.

Motivational speaker Greenfield encourages middle school students to be positive, take charge of the future

Thursday, October 04, 2018 — There were lots high-fives, hugs and even a few tears during Student Leadership Day, part of Hispanic Engineering, Science Technology (HESTEC) Week at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

UTRGV School of Medicine Research Symposium addresses disparities in healthcare

Thursday, October 04, 2018 — From advances in studying determinants of health, to public health initiatives to combat obesity and patient case studies, researchers from across the country and world gathered recently at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of ...

Middle and high school students learn about health professions during HESTEC Week 2018

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine and Division of Health Affairs welcomed more than 1,000 middle and high school students during UTRGV HESTEC Week 2018.

‘Go after your dream’

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 — More than 500 young women from middle schools in Brownsville, La Joya and Edinburg filled the Fieldhouse on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus for Latina Day, part of UTRGV’s 17th annual Hispanic, Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week.

HESTEC: Fifth graders have wild time at STEM+Me Expo at Brownsville Campus

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 — UTRGV’s Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week introduced a new interactive feature this year, the STEM+ME Expo, to more than 300 fifth-grade students from Brownsville ISD and San Benito CISD.

UTRGV business doctoral student selected for prestigious Jess Hay Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 — Hazel H. Dadanlar, a fourth-year management doctoral candidate in the UTRGV Business Administration PhD Program at the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship, has been selected for the prestigious Jess Hay Endowment for ...

UTRGV SOM hosts Workforce Solutions Healthcare Industry Taskforce during HESTEC

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine hosted Workforce Solutions’ Healthcare Industry Taskforce, Tuesday, Oct. 2, during the university’s annual Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) week.

City of Edinburg presents $1 million check to the UTRGV School of Medicine

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 — The City of Edinburg continued its support of the UTRGV School of Medicine by presenting a check to School of Medicine officials Friday, Sept. 28, during a gathering in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus.

Invasion of the Robots HESTEC kicks off at Pharr Events Center

Monday, October 01, 2018 — More than 40 energy-filled middle and high school robotics teams from across the Rio Grande Valley competed in a quadrathon challenge at the Pharr Events Center to start off UTRGV’s annual Hispanic, Engineering, Science and Technology ...

Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation establishes endowed scholarship to benefit UTRGV School of Medicine students

Monday, October 01, 2018 — The Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation has established a $50,000 endowed scholarship in honor of the foundation’s former executive director, Randall “Randy” Baker, who retired from his post June 30.

UTRGV legacy alum’s film career led him to ‘Westworld’

Friday, September 28, 2018 — Ali Naqvi is a name you might not recognize. Not yet, anyway. Naqvi, a UTRGV legacy alumnus from Mission, has worked on movies and TV shows you’re probably familiar with. And he’s been in front of the camera a few times, ...

Spain: Students become immersed in the culture and language of Spain

Friday, September 28, 2018 — From day trips spent perusing the shops and villas in Barcelona, to examining world-renowned art at the Salvador Dali art museum, UTRGV’s Study Abroad in Spain groups had a full and busy summer.

UTRGV mechanical engineering professor named one of the 2018 ‘Mexicanos Distinguidos’

Thursday, September 27, 2018 — Dr. Karen Lozano, a Julia Beecherl Endowed Professor in mechanical engineering, and director of Nanotechnology Center of Excellence at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, added another accolade to her list of achievements.

UTRGV School of Medicine hosts first grand opening for Area Health Education Centers

Monday, September 24, 2018 — The UTRGV School of Medicine continues its mission to close gaps in access to healthcare and expand educational opportunities for its students with its three Area Health Education Centers (AHEC).

Sierra magazine ranks UTRGV on international Cool Schools list for sustainability efforts

Thursday, September 20, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has made the Sierra's Top 100 Cool Schools list.

Belize: Students dive into their research in Belize

Thursday, September 20, 2018 — UTRGV students studying abroad in Belize this summer explored one of the most famous dive sites in the world - the Great Blue Hole.

UTRGV MBA student awarded Project Management Institute 2018 PMIEF James R. Snyder Award

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 — Taiwo Abraham, an international graduate student from Nigeria in the UTRGV Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship, says he was stunned when he found out he had won.

UTRGV alumna lands engineering job at the ‘Most Magical Place on Earth’

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 — Sailyn Ortega always knew which career adventure she would pursue.

Mexico: Students learn about global change during life changing trip to Merida

Thursday, September 13, 2018 — Nine students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley spent a week in Mérida, on the Yucatán peninsula in México, as part of a study abroad trip focused on global change.

NSF awards UTRGV College of Sciences grant for STEM-HSI project

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 — UTRGV’S College of Sciences was recently awarded a grant for its project, “Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM Through Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Community Engagement,” from the National Science Foundation.

UTRGV adds accelerated online Master of Accountancy program

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 — A new online Master of Accountancy (MACC) program has been added to the list of UTRGV’s Accelerated Online Graduate Programs in the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship.

UTRGV ranked fourth in Texas by BestColleges.com

Monday, September 10, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is the fourth-best university in Texas, according to the Best Colleges in Texas for 2018 rankings.

UTRGV hosting 10 institutions worldwide for Cross Connections: International Exhibition of Design and Illustration

Friday, September 07, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Art is hosting Cross Connections: 2018 International Exhibition of Design and Illustration, a juried exhibit featuring artwork from 10 universities from around the world.

Costa Rica: Trip to wildlife preserve a truly immersive experience

Thursday, September 06, 2018 — Eight students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley spent two weeks exploring the scenic wilds of Costa Rica as part of a study abroad English course, and brought home some valuable lessons about the earth and the environment.

UTRGV partners with H-E-B Read 3 and Edinburg Housing Authority on literacy, nutrition awareness program

Tuesday, September 04, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley College of Education and P-16 Integration, H-E-B Read 3 and the Edinburg Housing Authority partnered this summer to bring community awareness to the issues of literacy and nutrition.

UTRGV student musician places first in competition at Texas Music Festival

Tuesday, September 04, 2018 — Andres Vela, a UTRGV Music Performance major, won first prize in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition in Houston recently at the Texas Music Festival.

Italy: Trip to Italy creates lasting impressions

Thursday, August 30, 2018 — UTRGV junior Suzanne El-Haj’s return from her study abroad courses in Italy left an unexpected feeling.

UTRGV grant will help train parents caring for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Thursday, August 30, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has received a grant that will help provide training for parents and home-based caregivers looking after children with autism spectrum disorder.

UT Health RGV to open employee health, more primary care and specialty practices

Thursday, August 30, 2018 — Employees of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will benefit from lower out-of-pocket costs when seeing a UT physician for treatment, starting this fall.

#OneOrange: UTRGV Day celebrates three years of success

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 — To commemorate three years of major accomplishments, recognitions, and just being Vaqueros, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley celebrated its anniversary with a big bash.

Lunch is Served: Students meet up with UTRGV president and leadership team at annual picnic

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 — Students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley spent their lunch hour hanging with UTRGV President Guy Bailey and his leadership team during the annual Picnic with the President.

UTRGV professor co-authors study showing Hispanic-white wage gap remains steady

Monday, August 27, 2018 — Hispanic workers continue to receive less earnings than their white counterparts, according to a new study from the Economic Policy Institute, an independent, nonprofit think tank that researches the impact of economic trends and policies on ...

Online college guide ranks UTRGV seventh among U.S. southern colleges in ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ category

Monday, August 27, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been ranked seventh on a list of 50 schools in the Best Bang for the Buck in the Southern Colleges category.

Rrrrufff and Ready UTRGV K-9s continue to protect and serve

Sunday, August 26, 2018 — Dog lovers know that no matter the circumstance, a dog will love you with his or her whole heart and not ask for much in return, maybe just a snack or a belly rub every once in a while. Whether it’s a 120-pound Great Dane or a three-pound ...

Parrot research a feather in UTRGV grad student’s cap

Friday, August 24, 2018 — Caleb Arellano, a UTRGV graduate student from Illinois, enrolled at UTRGV to work specifically with Dr. Karl Berg, an assistant professor in the College of Sciences, Department of Biology.

Bird’s the word: UTRGV researchers studying parrot vocalizations for insight into cognitive development

Friday, August 24, 2018 — UTRGV graduate student Caleb Arellano is reviewing thousands of hours of videos to study sibling interaction. Except he can’t understand what they’re saying.

Vaquero Move-In Day: Learning to live on your own

Friday, August 24, 2018 — Students and their families carried boxes, containers, backpacks, televisions and decorations into the dormitories at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campuses this week, as the new school year gets underway.

UTRGV now certified as a Bee Campus USA affiliate

Friday, August 24, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, which encourages campuses to help all pollinators – not just bees – by providing a healthy habitat rich in a variety of native ...

Peru: Cuzco, Choquequirao, Salkantay: Students embrace extreme Andean travel

Thursday, August 23, 2018 — UTRGV students tackled a challenging study abroad curriculum in Peru in June that included art, architecture, history and biology – and an extreme, rigorous trek in the Andes.

UTRGV celebrates accomplishments, changes, with fall convocations

Thursday, August 23, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley celebrated another successful academic year, during two convocation ceremonies that focused on past accomplishments and future goals for the university.

UTRGV’s STEP UP program expands school district partnerships to McAllen and Los Fresnos

Thursday, August 16, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Student Teacher Education Preparation University Partnership (STEP UP) program is fulfilling its goal in expanding and assisting future teachers in the Valley.

UTRGV M.Ed. in Counseling achieves accreditation by national council

Thursday, August 16, 2018 — The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling within the UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration has been granted accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related ...

England, Scotland: Traveling in U.K. help students broaden awareness of people living with disabilities

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 — After a 30-minute hike through the Scottish countryside, Jaquelin Duenez, of Hidalgo, made it to Arthur’s Seat, the highest point in Scotland that overlooks the gorgeous city of Edinburgh.

Art knows no borders: University in China hosts UTRGV exhibit

Friday, August 10, 2018 — A University of Texas Rio Grande Valley art exhibit showcasing aspects of Mexican musical culture had a week-long run recently at Hengyang Normal University (HYNU), located in Hengyang, Hunan, China.

Marketing students gain first-hand global perspective on sustainability practices

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 — Eleven students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley traveled to Germany this summer as part of a two-week study abroad course in marketing.

New UTRGV online degree program in Addiction Studies launches this fall

Monday, August 06, 2018 — The UTRGV School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling starting this fall semester will offer a brand new Bachelor of Science degree in Addiction Studies that is fully online.

UTRGV awarded grant for anti-HIV drug research

Friday, August 03, 2018 — Researchers at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences are working to develop a next generation of anti-HIV drugs that are more effective and have fewer side effects.

UTRGV School of Medicine and UTHealth Houston School of Public Health to offer dual degree programs

Friday, August 03, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is offering two new dual degree programs for its medical students: a Doctor of Medicine/Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics (MD/MSBMI) and a Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health (MD/MPH).

From food to fashion, trip to South Korea provides world of experiences for students

Thursday, August 02, 2018 — From learning to cook traditional Korean dishes to practicing Taekwondo, UTRGV students who studied abroad in South Korea this summer got the experience of a lifetime wrapped into a two-week course.

UTRGV Continuing Education to launch community-embedded Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

Thursday, August 02, 2018 — The newly created Academy for Entrepreneurs, an initiative by UTRGV Continuing Education, will serve as the springboard for innovation and entrepreneurship activities in the Rio Grande Valley.

UTRGV researchers use TACC resources to uncover mechanisms behind chemical synthesis

Monday, July 30, 2018 — Sometimes, when experimental scientists get their hands on a supercomputer, it can change the course of their research and open up new questions for exploration.

UTRGV School of Medicine welcomes Class of 2022 with White Coat Ceremony

Saturday, July 28, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine welcomed its newest students with a White Coat Ceremony on Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District.

UTRGV School of Medicine residents, medical students participate in Operation Lone Star at PSJA High

Friday, July 27, 2018 — Family medicine residents and first-year medical students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley participated recently in Operation Lone Star at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School.

Smithsonian traveling sports exhibit, ‘Hometown Teams,’ now open at UTRGV University Library, Edinburg

Friday, July 27, 2018 — The UTRGV University Library on the Edinburg Campus held a reception July 26 for about 100 visitors to a new exhibition called Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America.

UTRGV School of Medicine, community celebrate opening of UT Health RGV Primary Care at Laguna Vista

Thursday, July 26, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, Valley dignitaries and the community on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of its UT Health RGV Primary Care clinical site in Laguna Vista at 723 Santa Isabel Blvd.

UTRGV H-E-B Planetarium draws close to 500 stargazers for planetary observations

Thursday, July 26, 2018 — All eyes were on the skies as stargazers and space geeks alike gathered at the UTRGV H-E-B Planetarium on the Edinburg Campus on Wednesday to catch a glimpse of Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.

Students find new, valuable perspective on theater and culture diversity

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 — The flight to Dublin, Ireland, was a long one, but once the UTRGV students touched ground on the Emerald Isle they found the countryside breathtaking.

Three UTRGV music ensembles perform this summer in international music festivals

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 — Three University of Texas Rio Grande Valley music ensembles wowed fellow musicians overseas this summer.

UTRGV School of Music marks busy summer with performances around the country and the world

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 — The UTRGV School of Music and a number of its award-winning musical ensembles this summer continued to extend the university’s reach with trips for performances and appearances around the world.

UTRGV faculty and students at forefront of Zika research

Thursday, July 19, 2018 — In the aftermath of recent flooding in South Texas, the Rio Grande Valley is facing major public health concerns with a growing mosquito population, which can lead to a potential outbreak of certain vector-borne diseases like the West Nile and ...

UTRGV’s Fort Ringgold documentary accepted into indie film showcase

Thursday, July 19, 2018 — Many Rio Grande Valley residents know the history of Rio Grande City’s Fort Ringgold. But the number will grow vastly now, thanks to a documentary produced by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley called “And Then The Soldiers ...

All aboard the Ridley!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 — The loud rumbling of the Ridley’s boat motor could barely drown out the shouts of delight and awe as the high school students scrambled about the starboard rail to catch a glimpse of a creature some had never seen before.

Former participant helping new generation learn at UTRGV Railway Safety Camp

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 — Victoria Garza, a UTRGV mechanical engineering major from Pharr, said summer camps set her future career path.

UTRGV gains new interdisciplinary major in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 — Beginning this fall, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will offer a brand new Bachelor of Science major in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems.

Students embrace living in the moment

Monday, July 16, 2018 — Linda Torres, a graduate student at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, ziplined over the mountains of Brazil this May.

UTRGV School of Medicine welcomes Class of 2022 with orientation

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 — For Alejandro Aquino and Adriana Saavedra – both of them first-year UTRGV medical students and Rio Grande Valley natives – the first day of orientation for medical school was a dream come true.

National Science Foundation awards grant to UTRGV’s Department of Computer Science

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 — The National Science Foundation’s Division of Computing and Communication Foundations has awarded UTRGV’s Department of Computer Science a grant for their project, “Unifying Self-Assembly through Tile Automata.”

UTRGV School of Medicine awarded NIH grant for type 2 diabetes research

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 — Dr. Sara M. Reyna, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, has received a three-year, $435,900 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research ...

UTRGV School of Medicine treats patients, unveils UTHealth RGV

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine is launching UTHealth RGV, its much-anticipated clinical practice, which will provide patients throughout the Valley additional access to primary and specialty care.

UTRGV School of Medicine ranked among the most affordable for out-of-state students

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 — The U.S. News & World Report has listed The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine as one of the most affordable medical schools in the country for out-of-state students.

UTRGV professor recognized for human rights advocacy

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 — Dr. Selma Yznaga, associate professor of counseling at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has been awarded the 2018 Kitty Cole Human Rights Award by the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.

UTRGV program ranked third in nation for its online EdD in Curriculum & Instruction

Monday, July 09, 2018 — Grad School Hub, a website that provides information for finding the best universities to pursue a higher education degree, has ranked UTRGV’s online EdD in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Educational Technology program ...

UTRGV student theatre group reaching new heights… literally

Tuesday, July 03, 2018 — It’s hard not to notice the latest additions to the UTRGV theater department: They’re 11 feet tall.

UTRGV’s MUSE programs strive to help migrant students understand the potential of higher education

Tuesday, July 03, 2018 — “We came in as strangers, we left as brothers.”

HOT DIGGITY … ! UTRGV student making third appearance at famous July 4 hot dog eating contest

Tuesday, July 03, 2018 — UTRGV junior Kassie Zapata is just fine with the fact that it’s a dog eat dog world.

UTRGV Information Systems professor selected for Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

Tuesday, July 03, 2018 — Dr. Francis Kofi Andoh-Baidoo, associate professor in the UTRGV Department of Information Systems, has been awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) to travel to Ghana to work with the Kwame Nkrumah ...

National Society of Collegiate Scholars designates UTRGV chapter a Silver Star

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) has earned designation as a Silver Star Chapter for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Those Who Can, Teach!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 — Diana Anaid Salas’ childhood dream was to become an educator, a dream sparked by watching her mother in the classroom.

UTRGV ROTA recipient Ramirez focuses on learner-centered classrooms

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 — Dr. Dagoberto Ramirez starts out his UNIV 1301 classes by asking his students three simple questions: Who are you? Where are you from? On whose shoulders did you stand on to get here?

For UTRGV ROTA recipient Wimberly, the act of teaching is key

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 — Dr. Cory Wimberly, associate professor of philosophy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, views his teaching style as performance, in the theoretical sense.

Rabbi Kogan named director, UTRGV School of Medicine Institute for Bioethics and Social Justice

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 — Rabbi Claudio Kogan, M.D., M.B.E., M.Ed., has been named director of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine’s new Institute for Bioethics and Social Justice.

Team Mario summer camp ‘blasts off’ at UTRGV

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 — “Three, two, one – blast off!” Those exciting words kicked off Space Explorers Day at the Team Mario Fun Fridays Summer Camp on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus.

Harlingen, Los Fresnos students back from International Sea Perch Competition

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 — The Harlingen High School SeaPerch team placed 18th overall out of 75 teams at the International Sea Perch Competition, June 1-3 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The five-member team also placed 14th in the engineering notebook ...

Two UTRGV faculty honored with UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 — The University of Texas System Board of Regents has honored two UTRGV faculty members with the 2018 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award (ROTA).

UTeach RGV awarded NSF grant for Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Friday, June 15, 2018 — The National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program has awarded UTRGV a grant that will recruit science and mathematics undergraduates and prepare them to become secondary school teachers in their respective majors.

UTRGV alum receives Fulbright to study female micro-entrepreneurship in Nicaragua

Thursday, June 14, 2018 — Dr. Michael Pisani, an alumnus of UTRGV legacy institution UT Pan American, has received the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to teach and study international business and entrepreneurship in Nicaragua.

Team of UTRGV professors researching the Valley’s hurricane preparedness

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 — Hurricane season is underway, and professors at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are researching ways to help the community deal with potential storms.

UTRGV UREC listed in Top 50 Best Campus Recreation Centers by College Consensus

Monday, June 11, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley University Recreation (UREC) made the list of the Top 50 Best Campus Recreation Centers by CollegeConsensus.com.

U.S. Chess Federation names UTRGV ‘Chess College of the Year’ for 2018

Friday, June 08, 2018 — The University at Texas Rio Grande Valley Chess Team is continuing its 2018 year of victories, this time being recognized by the U.S. Chess Federation as the Chess College of the Year.

UTRGV student to co-lead Girlstart Summer Camp in Valley and North Texas

Thursday, June 07, 2018 — This summer, UTRGV biology major Gabriela Rodriguez will be inspiring young girls to transform the world through STEM.

UTRGV lecturer spearheads butterfly garden to attract, preserve winged beauties

Thursday, June 07, 2018 — The Lower Rio Grande Valley is home to nearly 40 percent of the 700 species of butterflies found in the United States. Now, the UTRGV biology department is hoping to attract as many of those as it can with its new butterfly garden on the ...

UTRGV awarded ‘Child Care Access Means Parents in School’ grant for student-parent services

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been awarded a grant to help parents from low-income backgrounds attain a postsecondary education with assistance from campus-based child care services, such as the UTRGV Child Development Center.

Dr. Yash P. Gupta to lead UTRGV’s Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, June 06, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has named Dr. Yash P. Gupta as the new dean of the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Seven UTRGV students awarded Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers

Monday, June 04, 2018 — Seven UTRGV students were among the first 100 Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers recipients under the Raise Your Hand Foundation.

‘Good Books Radio’ summer reading list: All of them

Friday, June 01, 2018 — If you ask the host of “Good Books Radio” for a summer reading list, it would be a very long list.

UTRGV Ballet Folklórico and Mariachi Juvenil Aztlán to perform June 8 at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performance Arts

Friday, May 25, 2018 — The UTRGV Ballet Folklórico and Mariachi Juvenil Aztlán will showcase their extraordinary talents on a national stage when they perform at the American College Dance Association’s (ACDA) National College Dance Festival on June 8.

‘I’m proud to be bilingual’

Thursday, May 24, 2018 — Stemming from a partnership to create bilingual, bicultural and biliterate students, more than 40 McAllen ISD fifth-graders, all wearing graduation stoles with their elementary schools’ names on them, were cheered on by family as they were ...

UTRGV medical student receives HHMI Medical Research Fellows award

Thursday, May 24, 2018 — David Goldblatt, a second-year medical student at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, is one of 66 students in the nation to receive the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Award for the ...

UTRGV names observatory for faculty member Torres with May 5 stargazing celebration

Thursday, May 24, 2018 — A beautiful evening on Saturday, May 5, made it the perfect setting for the official dedication of the UTRGV Dr. Cristina V. Torres Memorial Astronomical Observatory at Resaca de la Palma State Park in Brownsville. Hundreds of people gathered to ...

UTRGV triplets graduating with biology degrees now will take separate career paths

Thursday, May 24, 2018 — The Perez triplets have shared every graduation since kindergarten. But their May 2018 commencement ceremony at UTRGV will probably be their last together.

Sixteen UTRGV students awarded Gilman Scholarships for study abroad

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 — Sixteen UTRGV students have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships that will take them to diverse parts of the world for their Study Abroad courses this summer.

Missing: Millions of years of RGV history

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 — For geologist Dr. Juan González, time travel is a simple road trip along Expressway 83.

UTRGV hosts undergrads from Mexico for engineering ‘hack-a-thon’

Monday, May 21, 2018 — Eighteen engineering students from CETYS (Center for Technical and Higher Education) University in Mexico visited The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for a weeklong visit with the College of Engineering to learn about American higher ...

UTRGV gets preliminary nod from UT Regents for PharmD program

Friday, May 18, 2018 — The University of Texas System Board of Regents has approved planning authority for UTRGV to create a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, which would prepare students for state licensure and entry into the profession as licensed pharmacists.

More than 600 UTRGV staffers honored during inaugural Staff Service Awards

Friday, May 18, 2018 — Over 600 staff members were recognized for their years of dedicated service at the first annual UTRGV Staff Service Awards and Recognition ceremonies.

UTRGV political science alumna awarded Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Spain

Friday, May 18, 2018 — For Karina Guerrero, a UTRGV political science alumna, traveling abroad during her university years was a personal goal that never came to be. Then, shortly after her graduation from UTRGV in December, her dream came true.

UTRGV doctoral degree in clinical psychology approved by state coordinating board

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has received approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to establish a new degree program for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in clinical psychology.

Some UTRGV grads cap off college career with mortarboard messages

Monday, May 14, 2018 — No matter the semester, UTRGV commencement ceremonies are colorful, high-energy events with lots of happy tears, cheers of support and heartfelt family embraces.

STDOI receives $3.6 million from NIH for fatty liver research

Monday, May 14, 2018 — The South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute (STDOI) at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine has received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute for Minority ...

UTRGV kicks off commencement with ceremony in Brownsville

Saturday, May 12, 2018 — More than 700 UTRGV graduates dressed in full commencement regalia lined up for the first of four spring commencement ceremonies, held Friday evening on the Student Union lawn on the Brownsville Campus.

UTRGV celebrates 3,100 graduates over two days of commencement ceremonies

Saturday, May 12, 2018 — More than 2,000 prospective graduates moved their tassels from right to left to signify the completion of their degrees, during the second day of UTRGV’s Spring 2018 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12.

Harlingen ECHS students visit UTRGV Brownsville Campus for orientation and onboarding session

Friday, May 11, 2018 — More than 150 Harlingen CISD students visited The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Brownsville Campus to start orientation for fall 2018 classes, as part of the school district’s new relationship with UTRGV.

UTRGV graduates uphold tradition and symbolism of the Memory Stole

Friday, May 11, 2018 — Pride and tradition are important to universities, and after two legacy institutions became The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, it was doubly important that some established commencement traditions carry on.

UTRGV provides nursing mother suites in support of Mother-Friendly Worksite state health initiative

Friday, May 11, 2018 — UTRGV campuses support what the Department of State Health Services calls a Mother-Friendly Worksite by providing nursing mother suites, which allow working staff, faculty or student moms designated rooms to breastfeed or pump breast milk.

UTRGV electrical engineering graduate encourages other young women to tackle STEM head on

Thursday, May 10, 2018 — For Priscilla Castillo, a UTRGV electrical engineering major, commencement really is the starting line, not the end of the line.

Mother and daughter graduating at UTRGV Spring Commencement

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 — When families crowd into UTRGV commencement ceremonies, they usually look for the best seat to see their graduate.

UTRGV Rehab Counseling graduate student snags three 2018 national awards

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 — Winning a national award is an accomplishment. But winning three national awards in one school year is quite the achievement.

UTRGV-produced radio show ‘Stories from Texas’ headed to print, audio book

Monday, May 07, 2018 — Most Texans know “Stories from Texas” – and its signature tagline, “…and some of them are true” – as a radio program and podcast.

Legacy of Service: UTRGV Physics Department remembers, honors Dr. Cristina Torres

Friday, May 04, 2018 — Known for empowering her students to always reach for the stars, Dr. Cristina Torres will be honored posthumously Saturday, May 5, when The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley names its observatory in her memory – the UTRGV Dr. Cristina ...

UTRGV accounting major headed to PWC internship in Dallas, then to Archer Fellowship in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, May 03, 2018 — Although summer typically means a bit of a break for most students, Arturo Olivarez is about to be one busy fellow.

UTRGV honors achievement, performance, with annual Faculty Excellence Awards

Thursday, May 03, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley honored more than 50 faculty members during its annual Faculty Excellence Awards, held Thursday, May 3, in Brownsville.

UTRGV School of Medicine welcomes back potential students

Monday, April 30, 2018 — For McAllen natives Gilbert “Trey” Silva III and Gina Milano, there’s no place like home – to attend medical school.

Shining Bright: H-E-B UTRGV Planetarium celebrates 55 years of educational star-gazing

Friday, April 27, 2018 — We’ve all heard the song. “The stars at night, are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas.” For Rio Grande Valley students visiting the H-E-B UTRGV Planetarium on the university’s Edinburg Campus, the stars shine big ...

UTRGV documentary theatre project continues work on video version of ‘Crawling with Monsters,’ play about border violence

Friday, April 27, 2018 — UTRGV’s Latino Theatre Initiatives (LTI) and the Department of Theatre are producing a video version of “Crawling with Monsters,” an award-winning documentary theatre project.

UTRGV School of Medicine celebrates opening of UT Health RGV Pediatric Specialty

Thursday, April 26, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine hosted a grand opening of its UT Health RGV Pediatric Specialty office, Wednesday, April 25, at 4150 Crosspoint Blvd. in Edinburg.

UTRGV physicist named 2018 Outstanding Young Researcher at international conference

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 — Dr. Myoung-Hwan Kim, UTRGV assistant professor of physics, was named the 2018 Outstanding Young Researcher by the Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA), during the annual meeting of the American Physical Society in March in Los Angeles.

UTRGV’s Learning Center offers more than just tutoring

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 — The Learning Center at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has a bit of an image problem: Some people don’t even know it exists.

UTRGV is building a strong commitment to sustainability

Friday, April 20, 2018 — While Earth Day brings attention to many environmental issues, meeting environmental and other sustainability goals is a constant focus at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

UTRGV earns fourth designation as a Tree Campus USA by Arbor Day Foundation

Friday, April 20, 2018 — The Arbor Day Foundation has named The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley as a 2017 Tree Campus USA university for the fourth consecutive year, in recognition of its commitment to urban forest management and sustainability.

UTRGV CHAPS program to showcase updated Fort Brown trail guide

Friday, April 20, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, in collaboration with Texas Southmost College and the National Parks Service, is set to launch a series of new additions to the trail guide and webpage on Fort Brown.

Two students honored at UTRGV Student Employee of the Year banquets

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — UTRGV has named two Student Employees of the Year and two Supervisors of the Year in recognition of National Student Employment Appreciation Week, which was held April 9-13.

Hernandez, UTRGV program coordinator, given top honor from Texas MATHCOUNTS

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — Dedication and hard work to the MATHCOUNTS state program has garnered a top award for Milton Hernandez, program coordinator in the UTRGV Office of Community Relations.

Two UTRGV staffers honored with first Regents Outstanding Employee Award

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — Two staff members of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley have been named recipients of the UT System Regents Outstanding Employee Award (ROEA) – Dalyn Ruiz, campus affairs coordinator, University Events, and Barbara J. Garza, director ...

Help with speech and presentation just a click away for UTRGV students, faculty, staff

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — When students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley visit Adam Steele, he admits teasing them a bit.

UTRGV P.D. offers active shooter trainings to promote campus safety

Monday, April 16, 2018 — Forty-five seconds. That’s the average reaction time when you find out there’s an active shooter near you.

UTRGV takes CHAPS to Rio Grande City – Fort Ringgold

Thursday, April 12, 2018 — If you’re looking for history – why not try looking in your own backyard?

UTRGV Robotics team ranked first in Texas at annual Region 5 IEEE competition

Thursday, April 12, 2018 — The UTRGV Robotics team ranked first among all Texas university teams, during the annual Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region Five Robotics Competition, held April 7 in Austin.

UTRGV receives $249,992 grant from NSF to promote ‘Latinas in STEM’

Thursday, April 12, 2018 — The National Science Foundation has awarded a $249,992 grant to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for support of their project, “NSF INCLUDES Symposium for ADVANCING STEM Latinas in Academic Careers.”

Students receive UTRGV rings at annual ceremony

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 — About 87 students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley gathered to demonstrate school pride and receive their official UTRGV rings at the annual Ring Ceremony held Tuesday, April 10 at the UTRGV Performing Arts Center in Edinburg.

UTRGV holds first International Conference on Data Intelligence and Security

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — Computer science faculty from around the world gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn on South Padre Island on Monday for UTRGV’s first International Conference on Data Intelligence and Security.

UTRGV hosts 31 middle, high school teams for first GreenPowerUSA South Texas electric car competition

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — UTRGV hosted the first HESTEC GreenPowerUSA South Texas Electric Car Competition, held at the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport on April 6-7.

UTRGV opens Center for Vector-Borne Disease to address illnesses spread by insects

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is now home to the UTRGV Center for Vector-Borne Disease (CVBD), a collaborative effort to develop a self-sustaining, research-focused center in South Texas.

UTRGV junior’s research revealing centuries of RGV pre-history

Monday, April 09, 2018 — Many people think life in the Rio Grande Valley started when Spain began handing out land grants. But the work of one junior at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley could help change that impression.

UTRGV School of Medicine:

Monday, April 09, 2018 — Two UTRGV medical professors were honored by the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) during the 22nd annual NHMA Conference this month in Washington, D.C.

UTRGV’s Model United Nations Club earns two awards at national conference

Friday, April 06, 2018 — Eight UTRGV students attended the annual conference of the National Model United Nations in New York City in March, and brought home two awards.

Checkmate! UTRGV community celebrates its first national chess championship

Friday, April 06, 2018 — The UTRGV Chess Team is still riding high from its first national championship win, and to keep the momentum going, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley held a celebration in their honor Friday, April 6.

UTRGV scholarship donors meet recipients at annual luncheons

Friday, April 06, 2018 — UTRGV scholarship recipients recently had the chance to meet the donors who are investing in their education.

Embracing Change

Friday, April 06, 2018 — Most people find it difficult to adjust to change. But not Dr. Lino Garcia Jr., Ph.D.

UTRGV business students take first place in international CME Group Trading Competition

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 — A group of undergraduate business students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in March beat out more than 500 teams from 37 countries to capture their first ever championship win in the 15th annual CME Group Trading Challenge.

UTRGV Student Media wins more than 50 recognitions at state conference

Monday, April 02, 2018 — The UTRGV Student Media Department took home more than 50 recognitions from the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) state conference, held recently in Dallas.

New National Champions!

Sunday, April 01, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Chess Team pulled off a stunning win over five-year reigning national champs Webster University this weekend in the annual President’s Cup, the Final Four of College Chess competition, at the ...

UTRGV hosts Easter Egg hunts, activities

Friday, March 30, 2018 — UTRGV students got to be big kids this week and participated in Easter Egg Hunts on both campuses – Tuesday at Troxel Lawn on the Edinburg Campus and Thursday on the Student Union Lawn on the Brownsville Campus. The hunt was sponsored by ...

UTRGV School of Medicine dean presents white coat to aspiring neurosurgeon

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — He hasn’t completed elementary school yet, but aspiring neurosurgeon Justin Maya received his first white coat on Wednesday, March 28, from Dr. John H. Krouse, dean of the UTRGV School of Medicine and executive vice president for Health ...

UTRGV professors and alumna to be inducted into Texas Institute of Letters

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — Two University of Texas Rio Grande Valley faculty and one alumna have been approved to join the Texas Institute of Letters, an honor society that recognizes literary achievement among Texas writers.

UTRGV School of Medicine celebrates opening of student-run clinic at Proyecto Desarrollo in Peñitas

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — It was a dream two years in the making.

The Road to Viral

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — UTRGV’s large and still growing Snapchat footprint all began when kinesiology major Cristopher Din felt there was something missing in campus life. It was summer 2015, right before UTRGV opened its doors, and Din was finding it difficult to ...

UTRGV Snapchat, and how The Man, The Myth, The Legend came to fame

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — On any college campus, you’ll hear tales – rumors, myths, legends – some tall, some not. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is no exception.

McAllen Rotary clubs support JSTEM summer PBI program

Monday, March 26, 2018 — The McAllen Founders and McAllen South Rotary clubs each has made a $2,000 donation to the UTRGV Office of Continuing Education, to be used as scholarship money for high school students to attend the coming JSTEM (Journalism, Science, Technology, ...

UTRGV Liberal Arts departments host Chicano activist conference

Friday, March 23, 2018 — The UTRGV Department of Sociology & Anthropology and the Department of Criminal Justice on Friday, March 23, hosted a conference to honor fallen Chicano activists.

Age of Aquariums

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — Fish at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Coastal Studies Lab have new homes, thanks to the donation of three large aquariums from a hotel in Austin.

UTRGV’s Heise named Fellow by the American Council on Education

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — The American Council on Education (ACE) has announced that Dr. Elizabeth A. Heise, the vice provost fellow for Faculty Affairs and Diversity at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and an associate professor in the School of Earth, ...

UTRGV’s Hunter-Holly named a recipient of the 2018 NATS Emerging Leader Awards

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — Spring Break was in full swing, but Dr. Daniel Hunter-Holly was still in his office helping students. Music clearly plays a major role in the life of the associate professor of music and voice in the UTRGV School of Music, Department of Fine Arts.

UTRGV professor named Outstanding Physician Assistant Educator of the Year

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 — Frank Ambriz, clinical associate professor in the UTRGV Department of Physician Assistant Studies and program director of the Master in Physician Assistant Studies Bridge Program (MPAS), has been named the 2018 Outstanding Physician Assistant ...

STIAC at UTRGV: Student assessments help save more than $1M for area businesses

Friday, March 16, 2018 — While just starting its second year, a program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley already has helped local businesses save more than a million dollars.

Triplets say growth, lifestyle adjustments continue during second semester at UTRGV

Thursday, March 15, 2018 — When you meet triplets Oscar, Karen and Karla Romero together on campus, you won’t see triple: They’re fraternal, not identical. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t extremely close.

The Family Business: Three generations part of UTRGV Rehab Services program

Thursday, March 15, 2018 — When it comes to giving back to the community, UTRGV student Jesus Basañez learned from some of the best. His grandmother, Ernestina Notargiacomo, started the ball rolling. Then her daughter (and Jesus’s mother), Bonnie Notargiacomo, ...

Five UTRGV staff members nominated for UT Regents Outstanding Employee Award

Thursday, March 15, 2018 — Five UTRGV staff members have been selected as nominees for the 2018 UT System Regents Outstanding Employee Award(ROEA).

UTRGV freshmen CAMP students present at national conference

Monday, March 12, 2018 — Seven students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) presented to students and faculty from across the state at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies “Tejas ...

Knapp Community Care Foundation gives UTRGV nearly $2 million for genomic research center in Mid-Valley

Monday, March 12, 2018 — The Knapp Community Care Foundation (KCCF) has awarded The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley $1,989,727 over four years for theSouth Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute (STDOI) at the UTRGV School of Medicine, to conduct genomic research ...

UTRGV Office of Emergency Preparedness and Hidalgo County Health partner to offer free drive-thru flu vaccination clinic

Friday, March 09, 2018 — Hidalgo County Health and Human Services and The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Office of Emergency Preparedness on Friday partnered to offer 500 free flu vaccines to all first responders, UTRGV faculty, staff, their families and ...

UTRGV IASS celebrates International Women’s Day with luncheon in Brownsville

Friday, March 09, 2018 — Dr. Teresa Feria-Arroyo, associate professor of biology, said she is delighted to have been honored as the Outstanding International Women Faculty Member on Friday, during the UTRGV International Women’s Day celebration held on the ...

2018 UTRGV Distinguished Alumni recognized for their impact on the university, Texas and the world

Friday, March 09, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has honored three outstanding alumni with the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor UTRGV alumni can receive.

UTRGV students garner 22 awards in local ADDY competition

Thursday, March 08, 2018 — Seventeen graphic design students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley walked away with 22 awards for creative excellence, during the 2018 American Advertising Federation (AAF)-Rio Grande Valley (ADDY) Rio Grande Valley awards ceremony ...

UTRGV faculty providing professional transferable skills to community through Continuing Education course series

Thursday, March 08, 2018 — A team of university faculty and administrators are leading an effort to help students and employees in the community in developing key skills that will meet the demands of a current and evolving workforce.

UTRGV Office of Emergency Preparedness, Hidalgo County Health, partner to offer free flu vaccines

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 — Hidalgo County Health and Human Services has partnered with the UTRGV Office of Emergency Preparedness to offer free flu vaccines to all first responders, UTRGV faculty & staff and their families, and the public.

UTRGV’s Latino Theatre Initiatives named ‘program to watch’ by national organization

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 — The Latino Theatre Initiatives at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is one of 19 student organizations from 12 states to be recognized as a program to watch in 2018 by Excelencia in Education.

UTRGV sophomore pens winning 'Family of the Year' essay about adoptive family

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 — Luis Cano, a UTRGV sophomore pursuing a degree in electrical engineering, has a lot to be grateful for. And he was able to put his feelings into words to become the winner of the 2018 UTRGV Family of the Year essay contest.

UTRGV lecturer Limón appointed to state board by Texas Gov. Abbott

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Harlingen native and UTRGV accounting lecturer Jimmie Limon to the Texas Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board.

Rock Steady: UTRGV Geology Club works with community to make geoscience fun, informative

Monday, March 05, 2018 — The UTRGV Geology Club recently invited the public to visit the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and Birding Center to learn about rocks, minerals, land formations and geoscience in general. University faculty and students were on hand to guide visitors ...

UTRGV art, computer science students level up, thanks to collaborative class

Friday, March 02, 2018 — The pizza, chips and video games didn't look like your typical mid-term. But for art and computer science students in the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley game development course, that’s exactly what it was.

UTRGV School of Medicine practice plan, UT Health RGV, to open Surgery and Women’s Specialty Center in Harlingen

Friday, March 02, 2018 — UT Health Rio Grande Valley, the clinical component of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, has acquired a general surgery practice in Harlingen as part of the School of Medicine’s mission to increase access to ...

Corpus Christi teams win big at Regional Science Bowl at UTRGV

Thursday, March 01, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley hosted more than 200 middle and high school students at the U.S. Department of Energy Regional Science Bowl, held Feb. 17 on the Edinburg Campus.

Authors get rock star treatment at Brownsville elementary school during FESTIBA

Thursday, March 01, 2018 — Students at Brownsville Independent School District's Morningside Elementary heard about the epic battle between the Donkey Lady and La Llorona from author Xavier Garza, who visited the campus as part of the Reading Rock Stars program during ...

UTRGV marks 'Year of the Dog' with Lunar New Year Celebration

Thursday, March 01, 2018 — If you were born in 1970, 1982, 1994 or 2006, you are officially a dog person.

UTRGV Strikes Gold

Thursday, March 01, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is the first in the UT System and one of only three universities in Texas to earn “Gold” status for its sustainability initiatives.

Big Read keynote Alejandro Zambra discusses culturally charged literature

Thursday, March 01, 2018 — For Chilean author Alejandro Zambra, there are multiple ways to get home. The feeling of “home” is up to the interpreter – the reader.

Stellar UTRGV faculty member to be honored for research and teaching excellence

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 — For pushing the boundaries of innovation and knowledge, Dr. Karen Lozano, the Julia Beecherl Endowed Professor in mechanical engineering at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, will be presented with the Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in ...

Mr. Amigo Pedro Fernandez wows Charreada audience with warmth, charm

Thursday, February 22, 2018 — Mr. Amigo 2017 Pedro Fernández was greeted with enthusiasm and fanfare Thursday in Brownsville, during a Charreada celebration co-hosted by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Texas Southmost College.

Girls from area high schools attend UTRGV Engineering Week Girl Day

Thursday, February 22, 2018 — Engineering is commonly known as a male-dominated profession. But The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is striving to shift that demographic and break stigmas by inspiring young women to ...

UTRGV’s FESTIBA Week 2018 brings new attractions, favorite pastimes

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 — The 12th annual Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) will host some of its highly anticipated recurring events this year, along with some new attractions. The festival runs Feb. 26 to through March 3.

UTRGV’s Quantz selected to conduct inaugural All-National Guitar Ensemble

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 — For the first time, a guitar ensemble will be included as part of the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Ensembles – and a University of Texas Rio Grande Valley professor will wield the baton.

UTRGV one of 75 organizations to receive an NEA Big Read Grant

Friday, February 16, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has received a $14,000 grant to host the NEA Big Read.

Area middle school students advance to MathCounts state competition in Austin

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — More than 100 middle school students from across the Rio Grande Valley competed Friday Feb. 9, in MathCounts at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Edinburg Campus.

New radio program to highlight UTRGV’s next generation of leaders

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — A familiar voice soon will hit the airwaves of KMBH 88FM, the Rio Grande Valley’s National Public Radio station.

UTRGV’s Racelis named AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Fellow

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — Dr. Alex Racelis. assistant professor in the School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is one of 15 food and water security researchers in the world named as 2018-19 Public Engagement ...

For Valentine’s Day, UTRGV community says sense of family, growth opportunities top list of why the university is important to them

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about candy, stuffed bears and expensive dinners with the significant other. Students across the UTRGV Edinburg and Brownsville campuses recently shared their feelings about another important part of ...

Richardson, UTRGV professor emeritus, republishes popular book ‘Batos, Bolillos, Pochos & Pelados’

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — UTRGV Professor Emeritus Dr. Chad Richardson has republished a popular book, co-authored with Michael J. Pisani, titled “Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, & Pelados.”

Two UTRGV professors take a tour around the map to explain the history of chocolate

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 — Chefs de cuisine the world over experiment with it. Sweet or savory? Salt or cinnamon? Dessert or main course?

Environmental sciences more than just playing with dirt

Monday, February 12, 2018 — When Rebekah Hernandez chose her major, her family was concerned. She remembers them asking, “Are you sure you want to do this? Do you even have job opportunities with this? What is going to happen with your life?”

University Library honors Black History Month with February book exhibit

Friday, February 09, 2018 — In honor of Black History Month, more than 100 books showcasing prominent figures in black history – including Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, Maya Angelou and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – will be available for checkout and on display ...

More than 150 students win awards at 58th annual RGV Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Thursday, February 08, 2018 — More than 700 middle and high school students from across South Texas participated in the 58th annual Rio Grande Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair, hosted by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Sat. Feb. 3.

UTRGV economics professor Marie Mora appointed to Board of Directors of Dallas Fed’s San Antonio Branch

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 — Dr. Marie T. Mora, UTRGV professor of economics and associate vice provost for Faculty Diversity, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ San Antonio Branch by the Federal Reserve Board of ...

UTRGV ‘FOLD’ Exhibition unifies artists in cultural, feminist concepts

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 — The concept of folding is a three-dimensional exercise. Folding a piece of paper, for example, will conceal the other side, yet reveal a new transformation. For Raheleh Filsoofi, a UTRGV assistant professor of ceramics, the act of folding is ...

Summer Pell grants will now be available for 2018 at UTRGV

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 — For the first time since 2011, eligible students at UTRGV and across the county will be able to obtain additional federal Pell grants for the summer semester.

Three UTRGV School of Medicine leaders to join UT System’s Shine Academy of Health Science Education

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 — Three administrators from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine have been selected to serve on The University of Texas System Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., Academy of Health Science Education.

UTRGV marketing department expanding its consumer neuroscience research

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 — Dr. Reto Felix is carefully reviewing a recording of his driving. Unlike a dash cam, this recording includes a red dot that shows exactly where his eyes have focused.

UTRGV professor to participate in deep sea stewardship project

Friday, February 02, 2018 — Dr. Diego Figueroa, assistant professor in the UTRGV School of Environmental and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) with a joint appointment in the Department of Biology, is taking part in a seed grant from the National Academies Keck Future Initiative and ...

South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute awarded $2.36M NIH grant

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 — Dr. Joanne Curran, of the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute and the Department of Human Genetics at the UTRGV School of Medicine, has received a four-year, $2.36 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National ...

UTRGV joins push to scale active learning in undergraduate math education

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and 11 other universities have announced they will be part of a special initiative known as SEMINAL: Student Engagement in Mathematics through an Institutional Network for Active Learning.

UTRGV to host 58th annual RGV Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will host the 58th annual Rio Grande Valley Regional Science and Engineering Fair, which supports students’ interests in 17 different science-related fields of study.

UTRGV School of Medicine receives $650,000 in grants from Methodist Healthcare Ministries

Monday, January 22, 2018 — The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine has been awarded two grants totaling $650,000 from Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. for two of its clinical outreach initiatives.

UTRGV’s ADVANCE Leadership Institute expands to include university staff

Friday, January 19, 2018 — Jennifer McGehee-Valdez is one of the first staff members to join the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's ADVANCE Leadership Institute.

UTRGV legacy alumnus pens, illustrates books on growing up in the Valley

Friday, January 19, 2018 — Xavier Garza remembers the bedtime stories his mother would tell him before he drifted off to sleep as a child. Instead of traditional fairy tales filled with castles and magic, the stories were filled with lechuzas, la llorona and plenty of cucuys.

UTRGV Rusteberg and Brownsville Museum of Fine Art collaborate on ‘Borderlands’ exhibit

Thursday, January 18, 2018 — UTRGV’s Art Gallery at Rusteberg Hall and the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art have collaborated on “Icons and Symbols of the Borderland,” an exhibit curated by Diana Molina and organized by the Juntos Art Association.

UTRGV weathers icy blast, freezing temperatures

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 — Bicycles with icicles? Definitely not an everyday sight in the Rio Grande Valley. UTRGV campuses in the Upper Valley saw some minor ice, but Vaqueros on the Brownsville Campus were greeted by icicles from a strong winter freeze that pushed ...

UTRGV students observe MLK Day of Service with volunteerism

Monday, January 15, 2018 — Students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley spread out across the Valley on Monday, Jan. 15, to honor Martin Luther King Day by volunteering and community service. UTRGV students volunteered at a wide variety of community locations to ...

UTRGV Student Food Pantry aims to help students with year-round need

Friday, January 12, 2018 — The season of goodwill brought with it a rise in charitable donations. But while the season has ended, the need hasn't.

UTRGV’s Mendez named chair of UT System Emergency Management Committee

Friday, January 12, 2018 — Pablo Mendez is a man with a plan. After all, it’s his job, and his decisions can carry the weight of life and death.

UTRGV, Weslaco leaders gather for beam signing ceremony

Thursday, January 11, 2018 — Representatives from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Weslaco Economic Development Corporation, the U.S. Economic Development Administration-Southwest Region, the City of Weslaco, the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, and ...

UTRGV experts offer tips to avoid dropping the ball on those New Year’s resolutions

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 — The clank of weight room equipment and the scuffling of shoes on the basketball court at the UTRGV University Recreation Center is louder than usual these days. Like gyms across the United States, membership gets a boost at the start of the New Year.

UTRGV student turns adversity into positive action in Puerto Rico

Monday, January 08, 2018 — Studying abroad can bring new experiences for students looking to add some adventure to the curriculum. But when UTRGV education major Michelle C. Hernandez decided to spend a semester in Puerto Rico this past summer, she hadn’t bargained ...

UTRGV chess team's expert moves lead to Final Four

Friday, January 05, 2018 — The UTRGV Chess Team ended 2017 on a high note, qualifying once again for the President's Cup, the Final Four of College Chess.